Sunday, June 03, 2007
Regrets, they've had a few
Public editors at The News & Observer and the Orlando Sentinel write this week about fact errors and corrections. Here's what they have to say:
- Ted Vaden at the N&O wonders why the Raleigh paper's corrections are often cryptic. It's to avoid repeating the error, but Vaden suggests that the result is a corrections policy that only further obscures the problem. (Having written a few of those corrections in my day, I agree with him.)
- Manning Pynn at the Orlando paper asserts that newsroom cutbacks there will result in more errors. He asks readers to let him know when they see mistakes.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 1:50 PM