An Entirely Forgivable Orlando Sentinel Headline Typo

Nothing but love for the embattled residents of Or(l)ando.

Given the multiple tragedies that have befallen the city of Orlando (the murder of Christina Grimmie, the Pulse nightclub massacre and a horrific alligator incident at Disney World), we can barely imagine the emotional duress that everyone is under there. And so, while the misspelling of a paper’s home city in a front-page headline would normally invite cackles, not even close, in this case.

Online, Sentinel coverage of the Pulse massacre is gathered here. It is increasingly suggested these days that the future of daily newspapers lies not in the form shown above, but rather via the kind of dynamic video content that is prominently indexed at the /pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/ end.

Certainly, given the choice, it’s difficult for a front-page picture-and-words story like for example the one on the bottom-right – about 90-year-old Pulse neighborhood resident Magdaline Thomas – to compete with the video version. During a recent CNBC conversation, Tribune Publishing chairman Michael Ferro stated that his vision for the future is all about video.

Image via: Newseum

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.