On the first day of my news reporting and writing class in college, the professor handed out a grammar test to be graded during the following class session. You would think, based on this information, that grammar is a pretty vital part of journalism–right?
I think it would be safe to say it’s important, unless you’re a certain news station in Boise (I won’t name names, but it contains the letters K, T, V, and B). Below are six snippets from their online articles, all containing one or more grammatical errors; I should also note that these examples come from four articles posted within the past three days:
Missing words and periods and commas, oh my!