Articles about "Photo Errors"


Man sues GateHouse paper over photo error and ‘meaningless and failed’ correction

This story starts with two men, both named Angel Ortiz.

One was indicted for raping a child, among other offenses, in December. The other wasn’t — but the MetroWest Daily News of Framingham, Mass., used his photo in its … Read more

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5 tips for getting photo IDs right

Mistaken identifications are among the most common photo errors I see corrected by the media. People in photos have either been mislabeled internally or by a photo or wire service, or someone hasn’t checked the image to verify it’s showing … Read more

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A photo mixup at The Daily Mirror killed the wrong man:

DUE to an error in yesterday’s report concerning the fatal shooting of Alan McNally, the photograph on page 1 purporting to depict the late Alan McNally was in fact of another man who is not involved in any of the matters referred to in the report.

We apologise for the error and for any confusion caused as a result.

We are happy to correct the position.

The Daily Mirror (U.K.)

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Interview with a hoaxster: How I fooled the Daily Mail with fake pic

Jody Kirton didn’t set out to fool the press, he just got lucky.

As detailed by the great Tabloid Watch blog, an image created by Kirton ended up forming the basis of a story on the Daily Mail’s websiteRead more

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UK’s Radio Times apologizes for photo showing Royal Marine’s little soldier

Here’s a reminder to make sure you inspect handout photos for any, um, irregularities.

UK listings publication Radio Times issued an apology after it accidentally published a photo of a group of Royal Marines that showed one man’s penis. The … Read more

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ON Friday 30 December 2011, as part of an article concerning a drugs test investigation at Hull FC, we published a picture of a man we said was Ben Cooper who has been suspended for his role in the affair.

In fact the picture was of Stuart Donlan, the assistant coach of Castleford Tigers, who has never been involved in any way with any drugs testing incident. The photo was supplied by an agency. We offer Stuart Donlan, his family and friends our sincere apologies.

An apology from the Daily Mirror

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Attorney Scott Tenley was misidentified as Emanuel Goffer in a photo caption accompanying the continuation of an article on the government’s broad insider-trading investigation in Wednesday’s Money & Investing section. The person who was supposed to be pictured, Mr. Goffer, is a figure who was convicted in the case. Mr. Tenley is a lawyer for another figure in the case and his photo appeared in error.

A correction in the Wall Street Journal

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A prominent photograph showed – according to the caption – “the five men originally charged with Stephen Lawrence’s murder being pelted with eggs after giving evidence at a public inquiry.” Only four of the six men shown in the picture – a crowd scene from June 1998 – were charged in the Lawrence case. For the avoidance of doubt: the man most prominently shown in the foreground of the shot, wearing spectacles and a blue shirt, was not among the accused, nor was a sixth man shown in the photo’s rear (4 January, page 7).

A correction in The Guardian

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An archive photo showed a famous woman — aproned, holding a saucepan and contemplating several wine glasses — in a galley kitchen (Ironing lady, 30 December, page 10). Our caption read: “Margaret Thatcher, as PM, attends to domestic concerns at 10 Downing Street.” In fact, notes a reader, “the photo shows almost the opposite: it’s a publicity still from a BBC TV series called ‘Take Nobody’s Word For It. ‘ ” The reader, who worked on this 1987 series, goes on: “Mrs Thatcher is appearing as a ‘guest scientist’ doing kitchen chemistry experiments; she’s explaining that red cabbage can be used as an indicator for acid and alkali, and she’s about to pour the red cabbage water from the saucepan . . . into the wine glasses with acid, alkali and neutral liquids in them, to show the colour changes.”

A correction in The Guardian

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