Today’s issue of The Australian Financial Review (West Australian edition) was published with an unfortunate error on the front page. An early ‘dummy’ of the front page was sent to the print centres by mistake, and it was on the news stands before anyone realised they’d ‘FUKT’ up. Can you spot the error?
More details and the apology from editor Michael Stutchbury on Mumbrella.
With over 182 years of combined media, PR and journalism experience behind them, the Townsend brothers made an event of it and examined if their beloved SMH had changed formatting and shifted too much to the right when it shifted from broadsheet to compact (tabloid for everyone not employed by Fairfax).
Their father Lewis “Lew” Townsend was the Chief Sub-Editor of the SMH (died 1955)
Not one cry of “back in my day” and all were generally pleased with the new format.