Watch The News Change
from the right-before-your-very-eyes dept
Slashdot (of all places) is running a very interesting feature article about news sites that change their articles during the day. So, the same URL will be updated continuously through the day. Obviously, the web is good for that, and there’s nothing wrong with updating an article to make it more accurate. However, places like CNN don’t actually indicate what they changed. Some news sites have a “corrections” page, or add an “update” tag. CNN just changes the time stamp. I think the changing nature of a story in progress makes it completely reasonable to update an article over the course of a day – but it would be a lot more ethical (and interesting to watch) to at least indicate how the article changed.