Winner of the National Press Clubas Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism! From Craig Silverman, proprietor of www.RegretTheError.com, comes a lively journey through the history of media mistakes via a chronicle of funny, shocking, and often disturbing journalistic slip-ups. The errorsarunning the gamut from hilarious to tragicainclude aFuzzy Numbersa (when numbers and math undermine reporting) aObiticidea (printing the obituary of a living person), and aUnintended 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 journalismas 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|