Ottawa Citizen front page reports that Titanic sank in 2012

Note the date in the photo caption of this Ottawa Citizen front page image from April 7:

Here’s the resulting correction that ran Sunday:

RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912. An incorrect date appeared in Saturday’s Citizen.

The full front page with the photo (click for larger):

Thanks for Garey Ris for pointing this out.
Related: How The New York Times invented disaster coverage with Titanic sinking (Poynter)

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  • http://twitter.com/kerrhall Kerry Hall

    The error happens twice in the same caption.  This is also a major historical event which has been receiving lots of press in Canada for the anniversary.

    You won’t be a copy editor for long if this is the quality of your work.

  • http://twitter.com/robquig Robert Quigley

    Typos and errors due to speed/lack of staff happen. It’s easy to snicker at this, but if you’re a copy editor for long enough, something like this will happen to you.