Misspelled names are the sixth most common newspaper error

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Mallary Jean Tenore -- aka "Mallery,” “Malory” “Malary,” and “Melanie” -- talks to Regret the Error's Craig Silverman about the problem. He advises journalists to start every interview by asking for the correct spelling of the source’s name, and his or her title. Doing that, he says, sends a message that you’re committed to accuracy.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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