Horizon makes mistakes

IUS Horizon

Dear Editors,

Readers know that The Horizon is a forum for aspiring journalists, and, therefore, expect to see a range of writing styles, points of view and even some mistakes. However, multiple factual inaccuracies in a single article are unacceptable, even for a student newspaper. The “I am an adult, thank you” piece by Elle Morgan contains compound factual errors in the paragraph about the Adult Student Center. Of course this begs the question: “How come this piece wasn’t edited?”

Perhaps the staff could write an article on the editing policies of The Horizon. I appreciate the hard work that journalists and editors face with the stress of deadlines for news items, but Morgan’s piece was not news and could have waited. I love to refer people to the book, “The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and The Public Should Expect,” by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosensteil.

Linda Morton
Student Assistant
Adult Student Center