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September 27, 2013
The best Nintendo-related correction we’ve ever seen. (ht Romenesko)

The best Nintendo-related correction we’ve ever seen. (ht Romenesko)

15:38 // 1 year ago
February 11, 2013
In a Sept. 15, 2012, story about Notre Dame’s college football victory over Michigan State that highlighted linebacker Manti Te’o’s performance, The Associated Press erroneously reported that he played in the game a few days after the death of his girlfriend, who had a long battle with leukemia. Other AP stories through Jan. 3, 2013, also contained references to the girlfriend’s death, including some directly quoting Te’o and his father, Brian Te’o, about how he played through personal grief. On Jan. 16, Notre Dame officials and Manti Te’o said there was never a girlfriend or a death, and that Te’o was victimized in a hoax. Others have since come forward to say Te’o was duped in a series of phone calls and online messages purporting to be from a girl he never met in person.
The blanket correction the Associated Press is putting on all stories regarding Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend, a story which was later proven to be falsified.
7:59 // 1 year ago
September 26, 2012
futurejournalismproject:

wnyc:

In the newest Vogue. Greatest correction ever? (h/t buzzfeed)
-Jody, BL Show-

FJP: Corrections are beautiful thing.

Basically the same thing, right guys?!

futurejournalismproject:

wnyc:

In the newest Vogue. Greatest correction ever? (h/t buzzfeed)

-Jody, BL Show-

FJP: Corrections are beautiful thing.

Basically the same thing, right guys?!

11:38 // 2 years ago
May 22, 2012
A critic’s notebook article on Monday about the prevalence of standing ovations at Broadway shows described incorrectly the quickness with which audience members appeared to be on their feet at a performance of the current revival of “Death of a Salesman.” Their ovation seemed to occur within a millisecond — one-thousandth of a second — not a megasecond, which is one million seconds.
The New York Times • Writing a correction in a piece on standing ovations. Excuse us why we stand up and applaud this one for a megasecond. (ht Hypervocal)
10:07 // 2 years ago
May 10, 2012
An obituary on Wednesday about the violinist Roman Totenberg repeated an error from a 1935 Times report on a concert in Washington at which Mr. Totenberg made his United States debut. He performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major — not in D Minor. (There is no such Beethoven violin concerto.) And the obituary misstated the surname of the pianist in the Alma Trio, which also included Mr. Totenberg and the cellist Gabor Rejto. He was Adolph Baller, not Bailer.
In which the New York Times corrects a 77-year-old error. (ht Poynter)
11:12 // 2 years ago
February 22, 2012

On the pricking nature of minor grammar error corrections

conky says: Couldn’t. In case you *couldn’t* care less

» SFB says: Could care less about such a minor grammar error. Seriously though, don’t let it ruin your day, heh. — Ernie @ SFB

11:51 // 2 years ago
November 9, 2011

On minor spelling errors made during liveblogs

etymtree says: Sorry, but I feel the need to point out an error in your post. The post says, “…in all IT’S brutal glory”. The “it’s” in this case should be “its”, since it shows posession [sic] (of brutal glory) as opposed to a contraction of “it” and “is”. Thank you!

» SFB says: While we try to avoid errors like this in our posts, it’s not always possible to correct them right away during a liveblog. We appreciate the correction but hope you understand that we were kinda up against the clock in posting this.  — Ernie @ SFB

23:00 // 2 years ago
November 6, 2011
Hey all, a quick correction: Last week, we quoted The Coup’s Boots Riley regarding the Oakland protests. He was quoted as saying (in the CBS article we used as a source): "If they do that after all this … They’re smarter than that."  The CBS article made it seem like he was talking about some of the more violent protesters, but he actually meant the police. Apologies for the confusion. And thanks to Boots himself for clarifying this.

Hey all, a quick correction: Last week, we quoted The Coup’s Boots Riley regarding the Oakland protests. He was quoted as saying (in the CBS article we used as a source): "If they do that after all this … They’re smarter than that."  The CBS article made it seem like he was talking about some of the more violent protesters, but he actually meant the police. Apologies for the confusion. And thanks to Boots himself for clarifying this.

20:52 // 2 years ago
August 21, 2011
thepoliticalnotebook:

CORRECTION: They were talking about the OTHER Gaddhafi.

Nearly posted that but just stopped myself. Damn.

thepoliticalnotebook:

CORRECTION: They were talking about the OTHER Gaddhafi.

Nearly posted that but just stopped myself. Damn.

(Source: waitingonoblivion, via thepoliticalnotebook)

19:07 // 3 years ago
July 27, 2011
Update to last post: Unstable man still out there, but has nothing to do with shooting/bombing suspect Anders Behring Breivik. Norwegian police screwed that one up. Please disregard previous post.

Update to last post: Unstable man still out there, but has nothing to do with shooting/bombing suspect Anders Behring Breivik. Norwegian police screwed that one up. Please disregard previous post.

3:33 // 3 years ago