My picture was in the paper… right opposite the article about High River Families being Apathetic. Nope. You didn’t read that wrong.
- YAY I was in the paper! And the picture wasn’t horrible. I am really flattered and honored to be in print. It’s odd and giddy feeling. :)
- I emailed the newspaper with the following:
I am saddened to see that the reputation the High River Times has for it’s errors has been supported.
In this week’s newspaper the first 4 pages had 2 easily found errors, one of which completely changes the tone of the article.
Fort McMurray family overwhelmed by High River, FSD warm welcome
By Paul Krajewski
“People are so nice because of what they went through in 2013; they’re very apathetic of our state and how long we are going to be away from our homes …”
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
“apathetic slackers who don’t vote”
synonyms: uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned, unmoved, uninvolved, disinterested, unemotional, emotionless, dispassionate, lukewarm, unmotivated, halfhearted;
Spell Check does not make up for good editing.
The second error is one I was concerned about when I was interviewed by Paul at the High River Library on Wednesday. He was very eager to get information from me as an artist in residence but not willing to slow down and listen. I corrected him clearly that I am not THE artist in residence but one of many artists that share their work with the library and that I was one of the many resident artists. Also spelling my name for him repeatedly still lead to it being spelled wrong in the paper. While I appreciate the coverage, I would hope that news reporters would be more careful about the details of what they share.
Please show more care with your words and facts to avoid the alienation of your audience and to not contribute to the prejudices that small towns often fall victim to.
Will see what response I get. ( Have mixed feelings about this. LOL)