A regional daily’s move to a centralised subbing hub was marred by an editorial howler which mis-spelt the name of the city in which it is based.
Unfortunately the first edition produced by the new hub contained a story which twice rendered the word ‘Brighton’ as ‘Brighten.’
The gaffe was believed to have been caused by a spellchecker automatically changing the city’s spelling.
The howler was first spotted by Brighton-based media website journalism.co.uk which commented: “Today’s edition brings with it a typo perfectly emblematic of the staff’s complaints that local papers need subs with local knowledge.”
Argus editor Michael Beard has not responded to requests for a comment.