YES. IT’S A STORY from a real newspaper.
Letting this kind of mistake get into print is unacceptable.
No excuses. Zero tolerance.
newspaper design, typography
HERE’S ANOTHER mispronunciation (see last week’s hint here) that’s crept into our language during the past couple of decades.
Occasionally, some puffed-up TV anchor or correspondent will say “divisive,” pronouncing the second syllable with a short “i,” as in “it,” “is,” or “give.”
That pronunciation is incorrect. Flat-out-drop-dead wrong.
As one of my sources (check the link below) points out, it may be part of the my-pronunciation’s-better-than-yours appeal. Whatever…it’s wrong.
To pronounce “divisive” properly, the “i” in the second syllable must be a “long i,” as in “eye,” “pi” or “fly.”
Again, I’ve got backup: https://www.dailywritingtips.com/how-to-pronounce-divisive/
Please let’s get it (here comes that “long i” again)…right.
PUHLEEEZE. Let’s get this right. It’s “a historic.” The “h” on “history” is not a vowel sound. The word is not “istory.”
We only use “an” when the following word begins with a vowel sound.
Some of you may want to argue the point. Go ahead.
Here’s my backup: https://www.dailywritingtips.com/a-historic-vs-an-historic/
LAST WEEK’S HINT stated that you can give your newspaper a more open look by inserting just one extra line of space between the byline and the lead of a story.
Here’s another place where you can give your page a more open look, again with just one line of space: place that line between the text and a jump line on stories that continue inside. Again, it’s just one extra line, but it contributes to a more readable, more comfortable design.
And isn’t that what you want?
YOU MAY HAVE been considering a professional redesign for some time, but you think you just can’t afford it. Not so! With the Francis A. Henninger Grant, you can’t afford not to redesign.
The goal of the program is to make newspaper design services affordable for every newspaper—especially those with limited circulation, revenue and staff.
It’s an effort to reach out to those of you who believe your newspaper can’t receive professional design assistance. Ultimately, the goal is to bring a new level of design, direction and distinction to those newspapers that qualify.
The grant is named for Ed’s father, Francis A. Henninger, who believed in hard work, commitment to family and giving to others without any desire for recognition. He never made it to high school, sacrificing his education to help in his father’s shop as a printer’s devil.
The program is simple: It’s a way for your newspaper to benefit from a redesign at a significantly reduced investment.
Applying for the grant is easy: All you have to do is contact Ed (email or phone) and mention that you’d like to be considered for the program. He’ll chat with you to see how you can work together on a redesign that’s contemporary, compelling…and affordable.
You’ve got nothing to lose, a world to gain and an uplifting redesign project to experience!
Contact Ed today: