Tag Archives: Accuracy

Newspaper Corrections

Newspaper corrections: The Toronto Star’s public editor, Kathy English, surveys a decade of Star corrections.

Misspelled or mangled names account for about 30 percent.

“I have learned through these years that most every mistake the Star’s journalists make matters to someone for some reason,” she writes.

Reporting Data With Integrity

Reporting data with integrity: Journalists trust data to support conclusions, but they can make wrong guesses about what the data meant, writes Stephen Rynkiewicz.

Ask if data are accurate, timely and relevant, he writes.

From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.

The New Take On Editing Photos

The new take on editing photos: Pictures are vital to covering the news at a time when technology makes it easy to alter images, says a story in the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.

“It was not considered a big deal a decade or more ago” to alter a picture. “But now it is, because accuracy in photography is seen as important as accuracy in reporting.”