An apology to Post readers
On Page A4 of the Connecticut Post on Saturday, one of the worst imaginable typos appeared in a headline about the death of a Bridgeport man.
Instead of “Dump truck worker chokes to death,” the headline read, “Dumb truck worker chokes to death.”
We were mortified by this mistake, and want to extend our deepest apologies to readers of the Post and the family and friends of Ruben Rodri- guez. We are sorry for your loss, know that it’s difficult enough when a tragedy like this is written about publicly in the newspaper, and regret the additional pain that may have been caused by our error.
The people who report the news, edit stories, lay out pages and write headlines for the Connecticut Post frequently discuss how to present difficult stories in a way that does not cause further harm to the victims of tragedies such as this. Mistakes like this one have the opposite effect, and we are sorry for not catching it.
If any reader would like to discuss the mistake or our process for avoiding such errors, you can contact me at matt. derienzo@ hearstmediact. com or 203- 842- 2556.
— Matt DeRienzo, vice president of news, matt. derienzo@ hearstmediact. com.