2011, in errors

Craig Silverman of Regret the Error, a blog that Poynter recently acquired, has published his annual roundup of notable media errors. It provides many reminders about the importance of careful reporting and editing, as well as laughs (with a dash of schadenfreude). Taking the prize for typo of the year is the “Osama/Obama” mixup, which […]

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Just the facts: tips on identifying and fixing errors

Sure, we all “regret the error,” but how interested are we  in rooting out inaccuracies from the stories we write each day and in preventing future mistakes? Jonathan Stray, journalist and computer guy, has written a comprehensive post on his blog about accuracy and error reporting in journalism, and he offers some interesting solutions to […]

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 9:59 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,