In a correction, The Union still misspells renowned pianist Nikolai Lugansky’s name

You can’t make this stuff up in The Union newspaper! This correction appeared on page 2 of this morning’s edition:

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In a full-page ad from February 25 in the Prospector, the names of the generous community/business sponsors for a major classical music concert were published incorrectly — first confusing James with John.

The ad incorrectly read “Dr. and Mrs. James Hagele” instead of “Dr. John and Lori Hagele.” Then in the correction, it is supposed to be “Dr.” (with a period) not “Dr” (without a period).

But wait, there’s more! The correction on page 2 also misspelled the name of the world-renowned classical pianist who is performing. It is Nikolai Lugansky, not “Nicolai.” Now a second correction is in order! Podunk.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “In a correction, The Union still misspells renowned pianist Nikolai Lugansky’s name”

  1. The aftermath of these posts are a hoot, when the apologists/”friends and family” for The Union come out of the woodwork to defend the indefensible. I should write about the time The Union plagiarized an article from me in one of its special sections — word for word. I sent them a bill. LOL. Small towns are a hoot!

  2. To the hillbillies on the hard-right political blogs (AKA core Union readers) this is about “So The Union forgets a period.” Huh? Never mind that world-renowned pianist Nikolai Lugansky’s name was misspelled — in the correction that corrected getting the names wrong of the community/business sponsors. In most newspapers, that would warrant yet another correction! LOL.

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