Thursday, August 16, 2007

Correcting the Comedy of Errors

Journalists who are surprised at their profession's diminishing reputation would do well to read Bill Hobbs' piece here. Addressing a misleading headline in a local paper and a survey revealing a shocking number of errors in news accounts, Mr. Hobbs writes:

Cute-but-false-impression headlines and correcting only a small percentage of errors in a newspaper aren't the formula for restoring the news media's credibility.

Mr. Hobbs suggests that newspapers could use a blog as a means of issuing corrections as part of an overall program of quality improvement.

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