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Newspaper makes factual error about logo contest. Article comments ensue.

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The Galesburg Register-Mail didn’t check all the facts when they wrote the article that said the Galesburg Public Library was holding a logo contest. It’s a shame, too, because I had already started writing about how a library may actually be deserving of your logo design efforts… and I want those two minutes of my life back.

So, no, it’s not the library that needs the logo, it’s the Galesburg Public Library Foundation, a new non-profit group, that does. If you’re still reading this snoozer, man, maybe you’ll want to read the article that got it all wrong.

For posterity, and because I’m in this way too deep to stop now, I saved a screenshot of the debacle. Enjoy.

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Another fail: New Jersey paper runs logo contest news, doesn’t publish winning logo.

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

This seems to be a trend with newspapers: run news about the winner of a logo contest and fail to include an image of the winning logo. “Tell, don’t show” is the rule here. Then again, this article appears with the byline “Reader-Submitted News,” which means this is all a reader’s fault. Hmmmm. Here’s the article, anyway: Monsignor Donovan student from Jackson wins diocesan logo contest.

Logo Contest Fail: Wisconsin newspaper writes about woman who wins logo contest, doesn’t publish the logo she won with.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Yesterday, the Northwestern, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, wrote and published an article headlined Pickett woman wins Omro logo contest. I’m not linking to this article because it fails. It’s about a womain who won a logo contest. It reads:

A Pickett woman’s entry in the town of Omro’s logo contest was chosen by town residents to appear on the town’s recently launched Web site.

Nowhere in this article does it show the logo that won, or link to the town’s web site. This is a fail. More an online journalism fail than a logo contest fail, but, still, a fail.

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