Sorry, Wrong Number

In the Sorry, Wrong Number article one of the things that stood out the most to me was how the numbers could have been scudded. There are many different ways that these numbers could be comprehended wrong. “A journalist mishears a correct number given to them by a source and fails to double-check it. A source unwittingly provides a mistaken piece of information and the journalist fails to verify it. A source deliberately fudges the numbers and the journalist fails to verify them. A journalist or editor miscalculates a figure. Or a journalist re-reports a mistake made by another media outlet” I think that one of the biggest things that I am going to take out of the article is that of accepting mistakes. As a journalist it is my job to retract a statement that could be wrong or misleading.

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