Dear Ms Sullivan,
This is Ramesh Prabhu in Bangalore.
I am a huge fan of The New York Times and many of my blog posts (I teach journalism at a local media college) are devoted to NYT articles and blog posts that I think will contribute to the understanding among my students and other followers of the better aspects of journalism. Here is a relevant post: What our newspapers can learn from The New York Times.
That was by way of background.
I am writing now because I have spotted a punctuation error in a headline for an article on O.C.D. by Jane E. Brody.
The headline reads
O.C.D, a Disorder That Cannot Be IgnoredSurely a period is needed after the "D" (and before the comma).
I attempted to bring this to the notice of the editors by commenting on the article this morning (about eight hours ago). But the headline has not been rectified yet.
I look forward to hearing your views on the subject.
At 7:55 p.m. I received this reply:
|THE HEADLINE THAT GOT MY GOAT.|
- Learn more about the Public Editor's role and responsibilities: "Public Editor's Journal".
- ALSO READ: "Mistakes that annoy readers".
- UPDATE (10:13 P.M.)