People don’t realise, I’m actually trying to help the Herald

Apart from the odd spelling mistake, and I may have have made one myself once, the major problem with the Herald’s publishing process is that they are too stingy to have a human eyeball run over the final product.

They put too much trust in the automation process, and it is this automation that picks the photos I so frequently have a go at.

But the same automation also picks advertising.  If the story is about some building product failing, you wouldn’t be surprised to see a building product being advertised alongside the article.

But when the stories involve tragedy, it may not really be smart to let a computer decide on what advertising to run.

With all the money that APN spends on the whole news gathering, processing and publishing process, it really would be a good idea to get an older experienced proof reader back onto the team.

It should take care of most of the Herald Bombs issues, and especially insensitive juxtapositions like these.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.