Slate had some issues with misspelled names last week

A collection of Slate name corrections from last week:

In an April 26 "Culturebox" piece, Jenny Hendrix misspelled Edgar Allan Poe's middle name.

The guide to the April 25 "Culture Gabfest" misspelled Kanye West's first name.

In the April 25 "Politics," John Dickerson misspelled H.L. Mencken's name.

In the April 25 "Reckoning" blog post, Michael Moran misidentified U.K. chancellor George Osborne as David Osborne.

In the April 24 "Politics," John Dickerson referred to Sarah Palin wowing conservatives in Denver. Her speech, to the Republican National Convention in 2008, was in St. Paul, Minn. Additionally, because of an editor error, Sen. Ron Johnson was misidentified as Tim Johnson.

Related: Why journalists get names wrong and how to get them right

  • Craig Silverman

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