22 regrettable newspaper fails for 2013

22 regrettable newspaper fails for 2013

Sometimes, even if it’s not fit to print, it still finds its way on to the newsstand. In 2013, we saw some gob-smacking examples in not just print media, but digital, too.

The newspaper error may still be rampant, but it is quickly becoming a thing of the past as websites and apps are able to correct the error in real-time. Although that doesn’t always happen before a crafty user can snap a screenshot.

Below is a collection of some of the best of 2013.

Surprise!

Surprise!

The headline writer in this case has perfectly captured the gesture of the photo subject talking into his hands.

The headline writer in this case has perfectly captured the gesture of the photo subject talking into his hands.

A royal link? One does not think so.

A royal link? One does not think so.

This one left many readers shaking their heads.

This one left many readers shaking their heads.

I think the departing senior staff have a message for someone...

I think the departing senior staff have a message for someone…

Well, this one is easy to get wrong. as easy as A-B-C.

Well, this one is easy to get wrong. As easy as A-B-C.

Lucky the crims only have their eyes on cutomers.

Lucky the crims only have their eyes on cutomers.

This graphic would be really effective. If it was in colour.

This graphic would be really effective. If it was in colour.

They could have at least held their excitement until the principal was prosecuted.

They could have at least held their excitement until the principal was prosecuted.

She didn't say how it was going to be used, did she?

She didn’t say how it was going to be used, did she?

Look out below!

Look out below!

Wearing a hat like this can only lead to one thing...

Wearing a hat like this can only lead to one thing…

Times editor "at least we can fix it for the iPad edition"

Times editor “at least we can fix it for the iPad edition”.

Heating things up.

Heating things up.

Cindy is clearly not a dog.

Cindy is clearly not a dog.

This designer was potentially banned from bringing up layout ideas for a while.

This designer was potentially banned from bringing up layout ideas for a while.

The oldest looking eight-year-old getting around.

The oldest looking eight-year-old getting around.

At least it wasn't a slush fund.

At least it wasn’t a slush fund.

No comment.

He’s the one they call Dr Feelgood.

... And aren't they happy about it.

… And aren’t they happy about it.

Whoever designed this page did not take a look at the ad.

Whoever designed this page did not take a look at the ad.

Whoever placed these ads did not look ... at the ads.

Whoever placed these ads did not look … at the ads.

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