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.
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)
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)
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