LA Times’ East Zone had “dummy” headlines on entire page. Ops editor says it was glitch. 55,000 papers went out.
Readers feared that all the copy editors had been laid off, or even “massacred,” as one put it.
That’s a paragraph from Deirdre Edgar’s explanation of the problem in the Los Angeles Times’ Readers’ Representative Journal blog,
Instead of a massacre, it turns out the newsroom had never seen the page due to a “technical error” in the pressroom. But does this mean the Los Angeles Times does not have copy editors who actually proof a physical copy of the printed edition, at least giving it a once over?