Thursday, 30 April 2009

Regret the Error

Craig Silverman's Regret the Error, a popular Montreal-based media watchdog site that repeats newspaper corrections, notes Sun Media newspapers do not have online corrections pages.

It's not that the Sun tabloids are perfect. We could fill a page from recall for the Toronto Sun alone for the past few months. Perhaps they don't want to put a collective spotlight on all of the errors associated with overworked newsrooms and a lack of proofreaders.

The other major dailies in the GTA are owning up to their mistakes with online corrections pages, from the error-prone National Post and the Toronto Star, to daily postings by the Globe and Mail.

Meanwhile, Silverman's annual plagiarism roundups are an eye-opener.

Such as: The new sex columnist for the New York Press resigned after her first column included questions taken from Dan Savage’s syndicated sex column. Link

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