Newspapers Need To Do A Better Job With Online Corrections
from the misusing-the-medium dept
Among the things the internet is good for, two of the biggest are interactivity and rapid adjustments. If that’s true, why are most newspapers so bad at giving out contact info and making corrections. The answer, of course, is that they’re still in the paper mindset, rather than the web mindset. It sounds obvious that they should open up more, and be more quick to correct things in obvious ways (especially in light of things like the Jayson Blair scandal at the NY Times), but many in the press still don’t like to admit that they make mistakes and hate the idea that “the public” might correct them.