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A good correction

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Diabeetus, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    A friend sent me this enjoyable correction. I wonder how old the editors who missed this are...

  2. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    I know everybody makes mistakes (lord knows I've made my share and then some) but that should be a pretty common piece of pop culture knowledge.
  3. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Probably just a Sinclair Lewis fan on the desk.
  4. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    The editors must be pretty damn old considering Aerosmith is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their debut album came out in 1973.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Dream on.
  6. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    This is one I heard about a few weeks ago from the NYT.
    I don't remember the specifics, but the correction said that the event they were writing about "will not be held on Feb. 30. It will be held in February."
    The explanation said the writer wrote that the event would be held in February. 30. The desker goofed, forgetting that "30" meant the end of the story. Hiliarious.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Well, it would have made sense on a leap year ... oh, shi ...
  8. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

  9. How many people here still use 30 in that way? I only see it in older colleagues, even though it's pretty easy to accidently chop a story when pasting from Word to e-mail or into the system.
  10. Never have I used or seen this, aside from learning about it in J-school.
  11. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I end every story with 30, but I put it between dashes, and down two lines.

    ...Jones said.

  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    A few years ago, Dallas Morning News ran a correction that read something like this.

    "In yesterday's editions, Mary Louise Nobody was identified as a socialist. She is a socialite."
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