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Typo typos and “Media@USU

As playwright Sir Tom Stoppard once put it : “Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.”  The quote features on the faculty profile page [* see note below] of  Edward C. Pease, Ph.D. Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator at the Department of Journalism & Communication of Utah State University (USU).
For an example of his publications, see a book review for Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Volume 88, Issue 2, which is featured on the university’s Journalism Faculty Publications page : ‘The Great Typo Hunt: Changing the World One Correction at a Time‘

“This is the most important available analysis of the crisis of journalism, exhibiting critical skills of which alarmingly few North American analysts are capable. NBria Almiron is lecturer and researcher in communication at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.”

But who is NBria Almiron? The Universitat Pompeu Fabra search page can’t find the author – and the only reference Improbable can dig up leads back to the very same article . . .

* Notes:

• The professor’s profile page features the following typos : Specialty, Researc, Guitare, and Od, and also hosts a sprinkling of colourful ASCII characters : américaineâ€, métro, ‘distinguished, “Media, “missionary, Café, “The, “la, etc etc.

• Photo courtesy the professor’s blog Ask Dr. Ted!

• Dra. Núria Almiron, also a lecturer at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, can be found here :

• Read the full review (without typos) here :

• Wherein the professor points out : ”No typo exists in a vacuum. Behind every misplaced comma or junction error is a story- whether it be about education, carelessness, or socioeconomic and privilege.”


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