The above story is on the Indiana News Center website. Â I received an email from a friend who knows I work for Headwaters Park asking if it was safe to go to the ice rink. Â I asked what he was talking about and he sent me the url to the above story. Â Well, obviously he didn’t read the article at all as the story is about an ice rink in Carmel, Indiana. Â I asked why he thought this had happened at the Headwaters Park Ice Rink and he responded the picture was obviously taken at Headwaters. Â Indeed, the photo was taken at the Headwaters Ice Rink and on the date we recognized the 100,000th skater. Â I know because I was there and recognize the skaters pictured. Â
Just in the time I’ve been putting together this post, I’ve received another phone call about this. Â This time, the caller took the time to read the article before getting too excited. Â
The problem is this: Â I understand it’s nice to have some sort of image with a story, but let’s be responsible and use something not so obviously well known locally. Â The other thing I’ll comment on, is I don’t know who this Scott Sarvay is, but he sure covers a lot of territory as he seems to author almost every AP article on the INC website. Â I blogged about this issue and INC before. Â At least they are now properly attributing the “lifted” AP articles, but just because you cut and paste a story, doesn’t make you the author. Â I checked this article and some of the others listed on INC’s website with other news sites and no author was listed on any of them. Â I really like INC and prefer their channel 33 newscasts over the too-dramatic and intense competition at WANE-15.