Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sack the Echo headline writers!

Have just got round to reading Friday's Echo - in paper form.

Interesting story from David Bartlett about Liverpool University reaching out to attract students from overseas, and particularly from China - and Shanghai. Very informative and balanced piece. And on line it is headed up as "Liverpool University wants 25% of its students to be foreign".

But what have the sloppy headline writers on the paper itself come up with?

"Foreign invasion"

May I remind the Echo that Liverpool totally rejected that little Englander philosophy in the General Election, so I suggest you sack the person who thought so little of David's story, or didn't bother to read it properly and imagined that was in any way an appropriate headline. Sloppy work or a straightforward outrage? You decide.

1 comment:

Professor Y. Chucklebutty said...

Louise, you cannot sack the Echo headline writer, who also directs much of the editorial content around city centre development interests or the Shanghai spin, as he doesn't actually work for them.