Editing Project

  • Find 10 copyediting errors on mtsusidelines.com. Document them on your blog with the original version, your corrected version and link to the story.
  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/02/we-have-20000-students-in-really-close-proximity-mtsu-sees-flu-spike-during-spring-semester/

ORIGINAL: “According to The New York Times, the current infection rate equals the peak of the 2009 “swine flu” pandemic.”

CORRECTION: “According to The New York Times, the current infection rate equals the peak of the 2009 swine flu pandemic.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/bonnaroo-artist-focus-khalid/

ORIGINAL: “He first started releasing music in 2015 through his SoundCloud account and was quickly discovered and signed with RCA and Columbia records.”

CORRECTION: “He first started releasing music in 2015 through his SoundCloud account and was quickly discovered and signed with RCA and Columbia Records.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2017/05/mtsu-alumna-rutherford-county-schools-teacher-challenges-desjarlais-with-2018-run/

ORIGINAL: “The announcement came on May 5, a day after the U.S House voted to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act.”

CORRECTION: “The announcement came on May 5, a day after the U.S. House voted to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/03/seven-looks-to-help-you-decide-what-to-wear-this-easter/

ORIGINAL: “Dressing for Easter can be fun, because spring fashion is all about bold prints, soft pastels and florals.”

CORRECTION: “Dressing for Easter can be fun  because spring fashion is all about bold prints, soft pastels and florals.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/02/influential-black-musicians-throughout-history/

ORIGINAL: “Despite a short spanned career, with only one studio album release and a life riddled with personal problems, she is still considered one of the greatest artists of her generation and the greatest female rapper by most.”

CORRECTION: “Despite a short spanned career with only one studio album release and a life riddled with personal problems, she is still considered one of the greatest artists of her generation and the greatest female rapper by most.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/02/womens-basketball-great-defense-offsets-bad-offense-in-win-over-charlotte/

ORIGINAL: “Defense was a key factor in Sunday’s win, as the Lady Raiders recorded 11 steals and forced 15 total turnovers from Charlotte.”

CORRECTION: “Defense was a key factor in Sunday’s win as the Lady Raiders recorded 11 steals and forced 15 total turnovers from Charlotte.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2017/09/face-the-facts-the-latest-attempt-to-repeal-obamacare-why-it-failed/

ORIGINAL: “Some health insurers are pulling out of ACA, making it harder to receive coverage in those areas. Even with all of this, however, opinion polls show a majority approval of the plan — although it only became a majority around Jan. 20, 2017, when President Trump was inaugurated.”

CORRECTION: “Some health insurers are pulling out of ACA making it harder to receive coverage in those areas. Even with all of this, opinion polls show a majority approval of the plan although it only became a majority around Jan. 20, 2017, when President Trump was inaugurated.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/04/baseball-marshall-completes-sweep-of-mt-with-9-4-victory/

ORIGINAL: “The Herd weren’t done posting up runs on the scoreboard in the sixth inning, however.”

CORRECTION: “However, The Herd wasn’t done posting up runs on the scoreboard in the sixth inning.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2016/03/what-makes-superhero-films-so-superior/

ORIGINAL: “The classic setup becomes flashier, faster and just more fun. It turns boring tropes into re-watchable eye-candy.”

CORRECTION: “The classic setup becomes flashier, faster and just more fun. It turns boring tropes into rewatchable eye candy.”

  1. http://mtsusidelines.com/2018/02/beale-street-music-festival-announces-2018-lineup/

ORIGINAL: “Tickets range from $55 for a single-day pass to $125 for a three-day pass and are available for purchase on Ticketfly.”

CORRECTION: “Tickets range from $55 for a single day pass to $125 for a three day pass and are available for purchase on Ticketfly.”

  • Attend a 9 a.m. student media meeting.

This student media meeting was led by Mike Osborne. He started the meeting by telling us about some news around the country and Tennessee. Some stories that were profound to me were the bill that is being voted on by the Tennessee government to legalize the sale of liquor on Sunday. Another one is that today is the Nashville Sounds first home game of the 2018 season.

Annie was also in attendance and she brought up the story of the former MTSU student who killed his mother, friend and himself. She said that she has screenshots of Facebook posts that go into detail about the murders but they are now deleted. Also another topic that was brought up by Mike is that today, April 10, is equal pay day for women. Rusty was there as well and he gave the run down on what sports events are happening for MTSU athletics this week which includes baseball, softball and track and field events.

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