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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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What's in a name? The Guardian gives us another geography lesson

A Guardian correction from August 12 demonstrates why you should be absolutely sure when you use Britain (for either the United Kingdom or the island) or England (for the country): Another common error cropped up when we used Britain instead of England: What we have loved, others will love (page 34, also from 10 August). Hen harriers do breed in … Read More
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Toronto Star shows it's never too late to make a correction

The Toronto Star reminded us on Monday of the importance of making corrections (and verifying statements) -- no matter how long it takes: An article in the Star’s Life section in August 2009 contained statements about the partner of Solomon Christiansen’s mother. The Star fell short of journalistic standards in not seeking verification of those statements before publishing them. The Star … Read More
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New York Times corrects widely-talked-about magazine story on Reddit

A much-talked-about New York Times Magazine story about Reddit results in a correction that's all about Twitter and BuzzFeed: An article on Sunday about a rumor that went viral in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing misstated the time that a reporter for BuzzFeed, Erik Malinowski, sent his first tweet about the takedown of the Facebook page dedicated … Read More
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New York Times corrects five errors in story about naval pilot

The New York Times has issued two corrections to fix five errors in a story about the first black aviator in the the U.S. Navy: July 31, 2013: An article on Tuesday about the visit of a former Navy pilot, Lt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., to North Korea to seek the remains of a fellow airman, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, whom he … Read More
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