Newspaper misspells its own name in article about winning awards

The Chronicle Herald of Halifax, Nova Scotia (my hometown paper!) was proud of its six wins at the Atlantic Journalism Awards this past weekend.

Like any publication that earns praise for its work, the paper celebrated its wins in an article that also listed the other winners.

Unfortunately, the print edition of that story came with a typo. Yes, the paper misspelled its own name in the headline:

Via @Tim_Bousquet

Local magazine editor Trevor J. Adams spotted the error and posted a note about it on Facebook.

“The Chronicle Herald wins six awards … But none for proofreading,” he noted.

Embarrassing, though not as bad as the New Hampshire paper that misspelled its own name on the front page.

(Thanks to Philip Moscovitch for the tip.)

Correction: It turns out, we had our own misspelling in this story; Tim Bousquet’s name was originally misspelled.

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  • Noel Chenier

    thanks. but you failed too continue the game! ;)

  • Olew1964

    Those Chronicle folks partied
    hard the night of the awards. They’re lucky there was a paper published
    the next day, let alone a few minor typos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.fahnestalk Steve Fahnestalk

    In “there” comments? Ha! Nice one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ray.macleod.7 Ray MacLeod

    I’m a confused old man. Is it still Chronicle-Herald? I’ve been reading both this and Chronicle Herald of late.

  • Noel Chenier

    guess I can blame my english teacher. I did get D’s in English…maybe that’s why I became a photographer instead. Tell Mr LaForce I said congrats on the AJA win btw, beating out 2 of my TJ colleagues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffery.zahavich Jeffery Zahavich

    Those Chronicle folks partied hard the night of the awards. They’re lucky there was a paper published the next day, let alone a few minor typos.

  • http://seanja.info/ Sean Sandy

    Nope, in Canada both are correct. Now you have learned two things today, you can take tomorrow off.

  • Noel Chenier

    thanks for the link. but get with the 21st century guys. Look at the graph on that page. “spelled” has totally taken over since the mid 80s…. :)

  • Noel Chenier

    well I’m in Canada, so I guess that would be why I would consider it incorrect.
    You learn something new every day. That’s what is great about life.

  • http://twitter.com/realfatapollo Fat Apollo

    Ohhhh, burn…lol. I am not from USA.

  • http://seanja.info/ Sean Sandy

    Nope, spelt is proper everywhere but ‘merica http://grammarist.com/spelling/spelled-spelt/ . Nice try though

  • Noel Chenier

    or are we playing a comment game where everyone posts a spelling/grammar error in there comments?
    If so, I’m in!

  • Noel Chenier

    and you used the term for wheat (spelt) instead of spelled.

  • http://twitter.com/realfatapollo Fat Apollo

    And you spelt the person you are giving credit to wrong! @Tim_Bousquet