COLUMN – In defense of journalistic error

in 2013, Chris Daly, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Reuters
April 23rd, 2013

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Christopher Daly, College of Communication

Hilary Sargent, who does business on the Web as Chart Girl, compiled the best early guide to the journalistic mistakes made on the afternoon of April 17, as broadcasters and wire services moved their conflicting and error-studded reports about the status of the Boston Marathon bombing dragnet…

Expert quote:

“News gathering and dissemination are now simultaneous.”

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