So, you messed up: 3 tips for handling corrrections

Another recent item in need of a correction, from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans: The 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 (norContinue reading “So, you messed up: 3 tips for handling corrrections”

Even The Onion makes mistakes

The Onion is undeniably a brilliant publication of satire, parody and wit. But it’s also one of the best-edited publications you could hope to find. Sure, the stories are fake, as are the quotes and, often, the subjects, places, events and settings. But there’s plenty of bad literature to dispel the notion that only nonfictionContinue reading “Even The Onion makes mistakes”