Editor’s of the Suffolk Journal, the university’s student run paper, apologized today for printing an unorthodox sub-headline, complete with the word "f****"" in a recent issue of the paper.
According to a note from the editors, the “F-bomb” slipped into a story, right across the top of the page, by accident.
Here is what the staff had to say about the goof-up:
“In today’s issue of The Journal, we published an inappropriate sub-headline in the article “SLI Involvement Fair a success.” We want to apologize profusely for the mistake and make it clear that we in no way harbor ill feelings towards the Student Leadership and Involvement Office, nor any of the students and staff that work there. The sub-head was put in as a joke, by editors, that unfortunately slipped through our editing process later in the night. We want to make it clear that the reporter who wrote the article had no idea or anything to do with the subhead. We’ve spoken with SLI, who has been extremely understanding. We want to thank them for their support. Moving forward, we hope to learn from this experience and continue to do our best to keep the Suffolk community informed about what’s going on around campus and in the city. As always, thanks for reading the Journal.”
The paper is fairly popular, and gets distributed across campus and Beacon Hill, according to their website.
Don’t feel so bad, young-journos. It’s a learning experience for any writer. One day you’ll joke about it in a newsroom with co-workers.
We certainly know what that feeling in the pit of the editor’s stomach must feel like, not to mention the person or persons who put the faux-headline on there and forgot about it.