Yesterday, a 2-year-old boy drowned when he apparently fell into a pond at his relative’s home in Conneaut Twp. YB can’t even begin to imagine what that must do to a family – but we do know that local news outlets could have handled the situation a lot better.
Check out the main image from YourErie.com this morning:
In fact, none of the headline images on YourErie are remotely appropriate – they’re just clip art with two or three words clumsily tossed on there to describe the story.
GoErie, on the other hand, understands that not every news story necessitates a photo. The ones that do need interesting, eye-pleasing photos. YourErie probably uses so many images because in intro-to-website-design courses they tell you that web users really really really really like pictures. Most of GoErie’s photos are pertinent and aid in telling a story.
Buuuuuuuuut that doesn’t mean GoErie didn’t eff up other parts of the story. Mike Maciag writes,
“Erie County Deputy Coroner Dennis Suscheck said he planned to go to the house later this morning to investigative the accident.”
Oh, so he’s going to investigative the accident, huh? Did you find that out when you interviewingly him?
But seriously. Spelling mistakes are common and understandable, especially in the online news biz. It’s just unfortunate that so many bad things are happening around one entirely tragic incident. Our thoughts go out to the boy’s family.