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Regret the Error

Craig Silverman reports on trends and issues regarding media accuracy and the discipline of verification.Stories about errors, corrections, fact checking and verification

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Death by media

Globe & Mail mistakenly kills off shooting victim. Read More
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Irish Times offers questionable advice to readers

An article in last Wednesday's edition said that, in the context of famine times, "pigs eat similar food to people and can be fed exclusively on scraps left from human consumption." However such practices are no longer permitted as they pose a significant risk of transmitting disease. Also, the feeding of catering waste to farm animals is not permitted under … Read More
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Fuzzy numbers etc.

An earlier version of this story said President Obama's Iowa campaign had placed more than 25,000 calls to supporters. The campaign placed 250,000 calls. Read More
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About Regret the Error

Regret the Error reports on media errors, corrections, retractions, apologies and trends regarding accuracy and verification. It was launched as a standalone blog in October 2004 by Craig Silverman, an award-winning journalist and author based in Montreal. In December 2011, Regret the Error moved to the Poynter Institute, and Craig was named a member of the adjunct faculty. Read More
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