Monthly Archives: January 2012

The never-ending accuracy lesson

And to think we were just talking about accuracy. Unless you were just freed by the aliens who abducted you over the weekend, you could not have missed the dust around Joe Paterno’s falsely reported death Saturday night, the retractions, … Continue reading

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Facts and friction

I talked today in class about this column by the New York Times’ public editor Arthur Brisbane about whether reporters should be, as he put it (perhaps inadvisedly), “truth vigilantes.” Read the column, and look at the comments. Three questions: … Continue reading

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Hello, reporter!

We’re about to meet for the first time in person, but now — while things are still relatively quiet — I thought I would welcome you to a space you’ll be spending a lot of time in this semester: my … Continue reading

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