Regret the Error 2013

Friday, January 03, 2014

Transcript

Every year at this time, we invite Craig Silverman of Poynter's Regret the Error blog to fill us in on the media's biggest mistakes of the past 12 months. He tells Bob about some of the year's funniest corrections, and the big story that won "Error of the Year."

Guests:

Craig Silverman

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [4]

Masood Sattar from Beijing, China

It is a good source to improve news reporting ...

Jan. 26 2014 05:34 PM
Jocelyn from San Francisco

While I agree that lure content with hyperbolic headlines is a problem, hasn't it always been that way? Internet writers/journalists bait their work with exaggerations to get shares/clicks; in the same vein, television programs, novels, newspaper companies and all media throughout history has been motivated by the same basic principle: Go viral. Appeal to the masses. A few rare authors and artists have transcended the need to be liked, but the majority of media personalities strives to be relevant and popular, not necessarily true.

Jan. 06 2014 10:35 PM
jujones from Hanover, PA

I am wondering why so many reporters on the radio today appear to have trouble with simple grammar - using double subjects, not using adverbs, etc. Is it part of the new journalism?

Jan. 06 2014 02:41 PM
Gary from Hoboken, NJ

The Post front page is a "serious matter" but an airplane crash with fatalities isn't?!!
WTF OTM?

Jan. 05 2014 10:14 AM

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