Hon­orifics have stopped

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion -

I have read on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions when you publish a story you re­peat­edly re­fer to peo­ple by their sur­name. The lat­est ar­ti­cle about me­dian strip and road clo­sure Mrs Mar­garet Troughton and Mr Mathew Hart were re­ferred to as Hart and Troughton, surely there is enough space on the page to fit in a Mr and Mrs or christian name fol­lowed by sur­name, maybe I am just old fash­ioned.

Ed­i­tor’s note:

Thank you for your feed­back Mrs Clow. A num­ber of peo­ple have asked me about this change in style over the past few months. Hon­orifics were dropped by Fair­fax, which owns the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle, ear­lier this year for the sake of ac­cu­racy and con­sis­tency. This en­ables sto­ries to be used across a range of plat­forms, such as on­line, with­out them hav­ing to be re­subbed and er­rors in­tro­duced.

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