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Regret the error : how media mistakes pollute the press and imperil free speech

Author: Craig Silverman
Publisher: New York : Union Square Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By pinpointing numerous categories of media errors, Silverman illustrates the media's carelessness, that can be funny and shocking, and often disturbing journalistic slip-ups. The errors are often hilarious, while others are calamitous and even tragic.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Silverman
ISBN: 9781402751530 1402751532
OCLC Number: 174132371
Description: xvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 A Brief History of Media Accuracy and Errors 15 --
Chapter 2 Mass Media: Born of a Big Lie 30 --
Chapter 3 Regrets, More Than a Few 49 --
Chapter 4 The Truth About Media Errors 65 --
Chapter 5 Common Errors 91 --
Chapter 6 Unreliable Sources and Malicious Reporters 138 --
Chapter 7 Obiticide: Death by Media 166 --
Chapter 8 Mistakes and the Mistaken 186 --
Chapter 9 Errors Heard Round the World 213 --
Chapter 10 The Trouble with Corrections 225 --
Chapter 11 The Disappearance of Newspaper Proofreading 265 --
Chapter 12 The Birth (and Slow Death) of Magazine Fact Checking 275 --
Chapter 13 Watching the Detectives: The Rise of External Fact Checking 292 --
Chapter 14 The Big Newspaper in the Sky 310 --
Error Report Form 368.
Responsibility: Craig Silverman.
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