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
NY Times corrects multiple mistakes in story about transfer of Gilad Shalit
West Bank is not in Israel.
LA Times correction highlights Kim Jong Il age confusion
North Korean leader was either 69 or 70.
Death by media
Globe & Mail mistakenly kills off shooting victim.
October was worst month this year for plagiarism, fabrication
Year-end round-up includes 21 incidents.
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 …
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.
Former NPR ombudsman reacts to Giffords mistake being Error of the Year
Remember to ask: "How do you know that?"
WSJ mistakenly puts foot (doctor) in mouth
Former Romney press secretary tweets mistake.
MSNBC, Washington Post face criticism over Romney/KKK claim, apology
AP misquotes David Stern on big NBA trade
"It's been a lot of fun."
New York Times corrects three errors in Hitchens obit
Circumstances of death misreported.
The year in media errors and corrections features Osama/Obama, Giffords
Typos, corrections and the new Artist of the Year.
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.