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Issuing public corrections when newspapers err bigtime

July 21, 2010

Tags: copy editing, credibility, corrections and errors

Poynter's Mallary Jean Tenore's column on what happens when newspapers make big mistakes (such as the Chicago Tribute's "Dewey Defeats Truman") and how "the provisional nature and accelerated pace of journalism can lead to error" and why "news organizations don't correct most of their mistakes -- and what they can learn from them." Her essay (more…)