‘Brighten’ Argus subs get it all wrong

Newsquest drew a torrent of criticism for its decision to move subbing operations for its regional newspapers to Southampton, and it seems those concerns were justified after just one day.

The 20 December issue of the Brighton Argus featured one prominent mistake that summed up all those worries – subs failed to correct the incorrect spelling of Brighton, spelled twice in one article as Brighten, in bold capital letters.

(Source: journalism.co.uk)

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