Our conversations on deadline day are just absolutely riveting.
Hello followers! Mary here!
I have just made it through my first full week at a real newspaper! I am now working at the Manchester Journal in Manchester, VT.
I had a list of things that I wanted to post as advice on your first week, but I am so tired from covering a three-hour school board meeting - where their executive session lasted an hour - that I cannot remember anything I had before.
Well, except for one thing:
If you’re ever going to cover a small-town school board meeting, bring a book.
The New YorkerNew York magazine brings us the obit printed in the New York Times that dissed the New York Times.
That’s not to say the mistakes detailed below are minor or purely amusing; many are serious failures.
But it’s important to acknowledge the amusing and outrageous, and to collect them to help journalists avoid making the same mistakes.I also want to celebrate the correction writers who went beyond the call of duty to offer something special.
Here’s the best and most notable of 2012′s media errors and corrections.
I hope you and your colleagues never make the list.
Full disclosure: one of the reporters who resigned is a friend and former colleague of mine. I find the actions of the editor and the publisher of this paper deplorable and their decision to accuse the reporter of censorship makes the situation even worse.
Best dig at my age I’ve heard in an interview.
(It was a playful interview, this wasn’t meant maliciously.)