Prestigious J-School Hands Out Diplomas With MAJOR Spelling Error


Layers and layers of fact checkers are what’s supposed to separate the elites in professional journalism from the lowly bloggers in their pajamas.

Northwestern’s Medill J-School takes their elitism so seriously that they are notorious for handing out failing grades for assignments that contain a single spelling error. It’s called the Medill F and Medill just earned one.

About 30 of the more than 250 diplomas that were given out at Saturday’s two graduation ceremonies had a spelling error, a school official confirmed to the Tribune on Sunday.

The error struck some students as ironic, given the school’s tradition, known as the “Medill F,” of giving a failing grade to an assignment with a factual error such as a misspelling.

…The photo [TWEET BELOW] showed a diploma that was received by a student who had graduated magna cum laude from the the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The word “Integrated” was spelled “Itegrated.”


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