Friday, February 16, 2007

All about editor's choice

By John Cheeran
The Times of India carried an interesting edit page article on World Cup on Thursday. I read it and then was forced to wonder about the editorial process in that great newspaper. The article makes reference to the 1996 World Cup, which was held in India, twice.
In his second reference, the author has written that “One remembers the havoc Sunil Gvasakar wreaked against Ewan Chatfield at Nagpur in the 1996 World Cup.”
Clearly, writer’s memory does not serve him right.
Gavaskar’s first and last one-day century came in the 1987 World Cup held in India. Yes, it was a blazing innings by Gavaskar’s standards and that left his fellow opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth stunned at the non-striker’s end. Yes, it was against New Zealand.
But how come Times of India’s obscenely paid assistant editors failed to cross check and eliminate the error, which provides the context to writer’s argument?
And to note that a Times of India stafffer had the audacity to crow about newspaper’s editorial process to bloggers only a few months ago!

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