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New York Times column used quote from fake news site ‘without attribution’

poynter.org — A late entry for 2014′s Correction of the Year comes from The New York Times. It features an early version of a column published in error; a quote taken from ludicrous article in a fake news website that was treated as real (and used without attribution); and a reference to a non-existent Chicago radio station with the call letters WGYN.

Inside Local Media: WFPL reporters depart amid newsroom turmoil

insiderlouisville.com — Editor's Note: Media critic James H. Miller first submitted this column to WFPL, where he had written on a freelance basis since early 2013. WFPL refused to run this particular critique, and Miller - along with co-author (and wife) Liz Palmer - reached ... Continue reading →

3 lessons in mobile, social and viral from Latin American newspapers

poynter.org — I recently spent two days at the beautiful offices of El Comercio, the largest and oldest newspaper in Peru. Grupo de Diarios América bought together journalists from newspapers all over Latin America for a seminar about social media. I was fortunate to be a speaker.

The 'Truth' Behind The Female Soldier Fighting ISIS

digg.com — They call her Rehana, but that's likely not her name. People say she's killed 100 Islamic State fighters. ISIS supporters have declared her dead on two separate occasions. This is the story of the creation of the online legend of Rehana - and why it can never be killed.

NexaLive: A social deep listening microsite you can create, publish and share

nexalogy.com — Twitter hashtags and other searches can move quickly, making it hard to see the bigger picture. This is especially true with conferences, events, news stories and other fast moving topics. People want to understand the overall trends and insights, rather than stare at the infinite scroll.

How We Got Screwed By Pumpkin Spice Condoms

digg.com — A few weeks ago, an image of a pumpkin-spice-flavored condom began spreading on Twitter, bringing with it a cascade of seasonal jokes. It remained a curiosity until a reporter with Quartz decided to reach out to Durex and its PR agency and ask the question: is it real?

Show the reporting and sources that support your work

americanpressinstitute.org — One important way to build trust in reporting is to show the audience the sources it relies upon. There are several ways to do this. Digital platforms don't suffer the same time and space constraints as print, television and radio. This freedom offers new opportunities to incorporate and disclose source material, and to be clear about content changes.

How to correct website and social media errors effectively

americanpressinstitute.org — One elemental concept of transparency, which is a conceptual shift for some organizations, is that corrections are a good thing. Errors are of course unfortunate and bad. We must make as much an effort as possible to prevent errors before they make their way into the world.

Tow Center for Digital Journalism

towcenter.org — A Research Project by News Deeply & The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University By Lara Setrakian and Kristin Nolan News has never been more readily available, to users and to the journalists who serve them. Any reporter with an Internet connection can set up a web-based media outlet, covering a unique beat.

News in the Grey: Rumors and Debunkings in Online Media

towcenter.org — Our new fellow, Craig Silverman, launched his research project at the Online News Association conference in Chicago this week. The timing was perfect: It's been a big week for rumors and debunkings. On Monday this week there were rumors that: Apple was going to shut down the Beats Music streaming service.
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @janerdavenport7: I dunno if a blistering spat about whether your workplace is toxic helps any perception your workplace is toxic. huff.to/1zQadjb #CBC

Nov 23, 2014

@jbenton Shame on me for forgetting to check Newsdiffs.

Nov 23, 2014

Strong contender for Correction of the Year, via New York Times: buff.ly/15aY9iJ Fake quote treated as real; Kimye butts involved

Nov 23, 2014

RT @sliss33: It looks like this @nytimes correction may make @CraigSilverman top correction of the year. You have to read it. journ.us/1HCMmZz

Nov 23, 2014

RT @Poynter: .@nytimes uses ludicrous quote taken from a fake news website that was treated as real and used without attribution journ.us/1HCMmZz

Nov 23, 2014

RT @siomo: Let's try this again. Neil Macdonald's blistering takedown of Linden MacIntyre's takedown of the CBC pic.twitter.com/LltdqtnDkD



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