Regret the Error

Regret the Error

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Winner of the National Press Cluba€™s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism! From Craig Silverman, proprietor of, comes a lively journey through the history of media mistakes via a chronicle of funny, shocking, and often disturbing journalistic slip-ups. The errorsa€”running the gamut from hilarious to tragica€”include a€œFuzzy Numbersa€ (when numbers and math undermine reporting) a€œObiticidea€ (printing the obituary of a living person), and a€œUnintended Consequencesa€ (typos and misidentifications that create a new, incorrect reality). While some of the errors are laugh-out-loud funny, the book also offers a serious investigation of contemporary journalisma€™s lack of accountability to the public, and a rousing call to arms for all news organizations to mend their ways and reclaim the role of the press as honest voice of the people.It all started with a shish taouk sandwich. In 1998, I was a second-year journalism student at Concordia University in Montreal. I had walked over to a Lebanese restaurant to have a cheap shish taouk sandwich for dinner, and I was eating the anbsp;...

Title:Regret the Error
Author:Craig Silverman, Jeff Jarvis
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2009-02-01


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