Right NEast/Wrong NEast: 12th and Harold is in the North and Northeast, according to Fox

So, uh, 12th and Harold streets are now in Northeast Philly.

According to this Fox29 headline, anyway.

A shooting involving a Philadelphia Police Office occurred at the intersection — about a block from the North Philadelphia Regional Rail stop — over the weekend. And though the story correctly identifies the neighborhood as North Philadelphia, the headline says NE.

Our readers take issue sometimes with us being too harsh on the larger media outlets, especially when we call them out for typos, which is probably what happened in this case.

But we came across this article in a news feed, which means all we saw before clicking through to the story was “Officer Involved Shooting in NE Philly.”

That’s a big deal. For readers to come across that headline and think something may have happened to an officer they know, or to think the incident may have taken place near their home — only to find Fox didn’t take the time to proofread the article — it angers us.

But it’s nothing that hasn’t happened before.

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast mag wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.

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