Thursday, January 26, 2012

She Goes by the Name of...

The text you see here is a portion of an article about how lockers — a symbol of U.S. high schools for decades — are being phased out in this technological age.

The Temple, Texas, district spokeswoman is Regina Corley. Or is it? Look closely at the bottom line. Regina's last name has mysteriously changed to Corely.

Had the writer handed in this article to my reporting professor at the University of Florida, she would have been docked an automatic 50 points and would have received an F. Harsh? Perhaps. But the College of Journalism professors were trying to instill in us a commitment to accuracy. I don't blame them. I don't think Regina Corley would either. Or Regina Corely.

1 comment:

  1. It's Corley. LOL Imagine doing a random check of yourself on the web and finding this little snippet. I highly recommend it from time to time - in this age of digital snooping, it's good to know what's out there with your name and picture on it.