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ESPN.com corrections

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tommyp, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    ESPN.com now has a corrections page (sorry if d_b); the link is in a box in the middle of the third column on the home page where Solomon's monthly column is linked:


    At ESPN, our reputation and credibility with viewers, readers and listeners are of paramount concern. While our goal is always to be accurate and fair, occasionally we will present an erroneous assertion of fact. Significant errors of fact will be corrected in a clear and timely manner, with appropriate prominence.
    Correctable errors involve a significant factual mistake, or materially change the implication or connotation of the reporting. This policy is not intended to cover inconsequential factual errors, such as minor statistical mistakes, inadvertent and immaterial misidentifications, minor inaccuracies in a developing story or font errors that don't impair the viewers' understanding of a story.

    Each unit at ESPN - such as Studio, Remote, Magazine, Radio, ESPN.com and other networks -- will implement this policy in a manner applicable to its medium. Corrections of significant factual errors across all media, as warranted, will be posted on ESPN.com's corrections page for a period of time.

    ESPN produces 24/7 programming and services, across many platforms and under fierce deadline pressures. Mistakes are inevitable. A meaningful policy for correcting significant errors will engender trust with viewers, listeners and readers. ESPN's willingness to correct mistakes, as necessary, is directly proportional to our credibility with our audiences. ESPN will regularly review and amend the policy as warranted.
  2. They need to have a "plagiarism page" to post all the crap they steal from other people and report as their own.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    They take care of that with the standard "Associated Press material was included in this report" at the bottom of the page in small print.

    But this could be a fun sticky topic to see how many corrections the SportsJournalists.com community can get posted. Just start with scoop and, if he actually tries to report any 'facts', the list will be huge.
  4. Sometimes AP isn't who contributed...
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Then they wouldn't have any copy anywhere else.
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