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
USA Today correction gives readers a reason to rethink vacation plans
The "blue planet" it wrote about is much farther away than originally reported.
NBC Nightly News issues correction for wiping New Hampshire off the map
Brian Williams regrets the error.
New York Times correction clarifies difference between llamas & alpacas
Alpacas are not beasts of burden.
New research suggests it's possible to automatically identify fake images on Twitter
What journalists can learn from the research.
Associated Press correction suggests art museum's the size of a doghouse
210,000 square feet v. 210 square feet.
New York Times corrections show need to fact-check photo captions
Salman Rushdie is not a fish and Lourdes Leon was not wearing a slinky black dress.
Wall Street Journal calls for a little too much vodka in Bloody Mary recipe
Called for 36 ounces of vodka and 12 ounces of tomato juice.
U.K.'s Sun mocks Scientology with apology to alien lifeforms
The Sun today issued an apology that combines aliens, Scientology and British tabloid wit to deliver a classic of the genre: In an article on Saturday headlined ‘Flying saucers over British Scientology HQ’, we stated “two flat silver discs” were seen “above the Church of Scientology HQ”. Following a letter from lawyers for the Church, we apologise to any …
Gaston Gazette retracts story after learning topic had already been addressed
Paper replaced old story about potential fallout from a federal plea deal.
Local Birmingham TV station reports former mayor's death, only to be fact-checked by AL.com
At least one other news org published a story on the erroneous report.
Since Twitter hasn't built a correction feature, here are 3 things journalists can do instead
Step #1: Create best practices and awareness.
NPR alters Gillibrand profile after outcry, though no explanation posted
Rachel Larris of Name It Change It posted a story about changes made to a profile of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that originally aired on May 16 during NPR’s Morning Edition. The original story, among other things, referred to the New York Democrat's "soft, girlie voice" and called her "perky." The story was changed later in the morning, …
Retraction by The Scotsman admits no evidence of 'grief' given to former soccer player
Chicago Tribune correction offers history lesson
Correction was about mass transit.
Newspaper misspells its own name in article about winning awards
The name was misspelled in the article's headline.