Errors, Corrections And Accuracy In The Media

Guest Host:

Jennifer Golbeck
Errors, Corrections And Accuracy In The Media

An erroneous tweet can be broadcast to thousands of followers in an instant, and it’s not always as simple as posting a correction. We look at what news outlets are doing to acknowledge their errors on the Web, and discuss the state of media accuracy online.

Today's journalists use digital tools like Twitter to gather and share news. But these platforms also create new opportunities for very public mistakes. An erroneous tweet can be broadcast to thousands of followers in an instant, and it’s not always as simple as posting a correction. We look at what news outlets are doing to acknowledge their errors on the Web, and discuss the state of media accuracy online.

Guests

Craig Silverman

Editor & Author, 'Regret the Error', Poynter.

Erik Wemple

Media Writer, The Washington Post

Jeremy Stahl

Social media editor, Slate

Shani Hilton

Deputy editor-in-chief, Buzzfeed

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