Sunday, July 26, 2015
When I worked as news editor at the Student Printz, one of my responsibilities before we hired a copy editor was to fact check stories. Each Sunday and Wednesday night the three of us, the managing and executive editors and I, would print, edit and factcheck each story before it was entered into the drive for layout.
Once we hired a copy editor, she would come into production and triple check each story for the usual gsp errors, check names and so on. So it really struck me as odd when we visited a few news organizations and they said that they do not factcheck.
It seemed so strange to me that their stories went straight from reporter to editor to print. One person who spoke to us commented that there was just a trust there that the reporters would get it right. At another, someone commented on the fact that the Guardian is infamous for misspelling names and such. Seems like fact checking might come in handy there, maybe?
I do not know if this is just something that is unique to the place we visited or if maybe they misunderstood the question. But that is definitely something the Brits do differently.
Friday, July 24, 2015
My absolute favorite place in London is Camden Town. I am actually pretty sad that I did not discover it until five days before I leave the city.
It was home to Amy Winehouse and has tons of cool shops, a market and plenty of pubs. Just walking down the street and window shopping is fun here. There isn't a shop in this area that I don't love.
My friends and I visited the coolest pub, the Hawley Arms, after walking the streets and doing some shopping. It has a wall of autographs from various singers, including my fave Amy Winehouse. Plus a walled garden and plenty of Guinness. What else could a girl ask for?
In addition to a the shopping there are tons of theaters, bars and restaurants. I'm obsessed with the idea of living here.