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Weird correction

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Perry White, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


  2. poor reporting? the guy made up quotes and is apologizing for poor reporting?

    and he still has a job?
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    If this were my reporter we would be typing in the past tense.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    On a scale of 1-10, I'd give the correction a 1.

    I have seen stuff like this happen before where someone quotes an assistant thinking it's the head coach for example. If something like that happened, it needs to be clearer.

    If this guy made up quotes, his boss should be writing the correction and explaining it.
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I agree Ace. But, he said he made it up. It couldn't be more clear. This wasn't mistaken.
    And, look at the URL. Not evidence, but it says "fabricated_quot.html"
    Just found that to be a little funny. Funny, not the word, but you get it...
  6. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Paging Mr. Glass ... Mr. Stephen Glass.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It also says "to quote her on false information is simply poor reporting" which though admittedly true seems deliberately obtuse. Not to mention sounds like it was written by a second grader.
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Well, you're right. Problem is, his definition of "reporter" and the rest of profession may not be exactly by line.
  9. German Ethel Merman

    German Ethel Merman New Member

    If Anthony Arroyo fabricated a quote, SportsJournalists.com outrage needs to be directed toward the Journal Advocate of Sterling, Colo., to fire this guy (if he already hasn't been fired).
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I might agree with your sentiment in terms of a just punishment, but this isn't anything we need to be involved with except to discuss it here, I don't think.
  11. German Ethel Merman

    German Ethel Merman New Member

    Sure we can get involved. Right below the "CORRECTION to Jan. 8 Journal-Advocate Sports section" is a space for "reader comments." Tell them what you think.
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    SF_Express is correct. This is for discussion. This is a "Journalism Topic."
    What happens to Young Anthony is up his editor, the Journal Advocate (,its union?) and the readers.
    Not me because I post anonymously on a postboard.
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