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deejay2,419 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
A rookie mistake, but unfortunately I've seen it happen more than once. It's also easy to inadvertently type into an automated system if you're not paying enough attention.

Somewhat ironically, I've edited this post to correct a typo!
Last edited by deejay on 21 November 2016 9:48pm
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House3,136 posts since 13 Mar 2007
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Cathy referred to Helia as Economics Correspondent. On the website, Helia is still referred to as Business Correspondent. Seriously, did Cathy forget the correct title of Helia's job?


A. It may not have been Cathy who added the job title in the script
B. Broadcasters are often flexible about how a correspondent is titled depending on the story - if she was covering a predominantly economics brief that day, it wouldn't make sense to describe her as a business correspondent
C. Even if it was just a slip of the tongue, so what? No one at ITN is going to accurately recall every single colleague's exact job title every time
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newsman1386 posts since 21 Jan 2013
UTV Newsline
Cathy referred to Helia as Economics Correspondent. On the website, Helia is still referred to as Business Correspondent. Seriously, did Cathy forget the correct title of Helia's job?


A. It may not have been Cathy who added the job title in the script
B. Broadcasters are often flexible about how a correspondent is titled depending on the story - if she was covering a predominantly economics brief that day, it wouldn't make sense to describe her as a business correspondent
C. Even if it was just a slip of the tongue, so what? No one at ITN is going to accurately recall every single colleague's exact job title every time


There's a lot of overlap between business and economics (At secondary school in Ireland, the Leaving Cert subjects Business, Economics and Accounting are referred to as business subjects). It's the first time I've heard Helia being referred to as economics correspondent - I think she has appeared even more often than she used to since former economics editor Paul Mason departed and when business editor Siobhan Kennedy was on maternity leave until recently. By the way, I've never heard Siobhan being referred to as economics editor.

As for the possibility of a slip of the tongue, surely, most of Helia's colleagues know her well enough to know her job title.
newsman1386 posts since 21 Jan 2013
UTV Newsline
How the hell could the reporter forget his name?!

Because he's humans and humans sometimes forget.

Absolutely hate seeing faux outrage over unfortunate but genuine small mistakes.

It happens newswoman2.


You forgot to type in another S - the reporter in question is Jane Dodge - I couldn't remember her surname at first.