Another recent item in need of a correction, from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans: http://imgur.com/KlyzZThe mistaken reporting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' death may have you thinking that only big news organizations working in real time can make such mistakes.But such wrongheaded errors are often not caused by deadline pressure and erroneous sources (nor are they…Read more So, you messed up: 3 tips for handling corrrections
Some links about what's going on in the editing world (with a couple of them found through the unwieldy but still helpful #copyediting hashtag on Twitter):John McIntyre, once and again of The Baltimore Sun, is lending his voice and wisdom to an audio conference next week. More info here -- it's not cheap, but I…Read more A roundup of the editing world
The voice of the New York Yankees and New York Giants through nearly every great moment of the post-World War II era, Bob Sheppard, had "clear, concise, correct" as his motto for public-address announcing.It very well may have been his motto for living his life, which just ended at a young 99. His intonations were…Read more The lessons of Bob Sheppard being "clear, concise, correct"
A nation saw a batter clearly beaten to first base; an umpire saw it the other way. But that mistake led not to retribution but forgiveness and tears, thawed U.S-Venezuela relations, and a realization that the whole mess made us all better, more compassionate human beings, if only for a moment.The worst team becomes the…Read more (Im)perfect games, Strasburg and social media