Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

These errors led to corrections

By · Monday, July 14th, 2014

When news is accurate, then readers trust the information and the institution. They consider the news product credible. Credibility hinges on accuracy. Once accuracy is in doubt, credibility can be lost. And once credibility is lost, it is difficult to regain.

Journalists are in the habit of checking facts and questioning everything. They do it as a routine part of their jobs. But errors do get published.

If you know what can go wrong, you can be more diligent about accuracy in your own work so the same kinds of errors are not published in the future.

Following are examples of published errors.

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