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When there are errors on the cover.

Posted by: | April 12, 2016 | No Comment |

That’s awkward. In 2000 the New York Times issued a correction on something that they had been doing wrong for over 100 years. The issue number n the paper was 500 editions too early.

This mistake seems like something the paper can laugh about but other times, mistakes are no laughing matter.

Sometimes a small punctuation error can tell an entirely different story:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>BREAKING: Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.</p>&mdash; The Associated Press (@AP) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AP/status/491943480407883777″>July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven.</p>&mdash; The Associated Press (@AP) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AP/status/491945631150514177″>July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>
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But what happens when an error is made, and a correction needs to released. With instant postings like Twitter, corrections are easy to correct. However, newspapers would take a day to correct. Here are some examples of memorable corrections from 2012.

 

 

 

 

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