An Editor in chief of one of the local newspapers* issued an order to promote one of their journalists as a reward for reading an entire news article before copying and publishing it on the newspaper and its website.
The journalist himself believes that the editor in chief ’s decision was a result of his experience and continuous efforts to develop articles’ copy-pasting and republishing process, as merely copying and pasting directly would not cut it in this age of edgy journalism.
And for how his achievement came about, he says “I started reading the just like you would with the title, but I wanted to try and be in the reader’s shoes while they’re skimming through what we publish”. He said, “ So I read it, and it felt weirdly normal, and in no time I found myself reading to the last words!”.
Describing their process, the journalist’s colleague said “We start by deleting the author’s name and the news agency where the news was published, since they themselves copied it from another agency, that copied it in itself, and so forth. Then I add my name, as it is obvious from my experience and expertise, that it is viable that I could have written it myself, and at the end, add our publication’s name to give credit where credit is due.”
And regarding the few spelling errors he left behind he said “who am I to judge? At the end of the day, nothing’s perfect.”
*The publication refused to mention the journalist’s name, nor the name of the publication, to avoid him receiving offers from competitors.