It seems as though there are more mistakes, hoaxes and journalistic failures than there have ever been, but former Reuters media critic Jack Shafer argues they are just easier to spot now
Annalee Newitz, the editor of Gawker’s science blog io9, stepped forward on Monday to confess to a screwup with a story — and in the process showed why admitting your mistakes can actually be the best strategy of all
Online verification expert Craig Silverman didn’t just want to write about hoaxes that make their way into the media, he wanted to help track and disprove them — so he created a data-powered, socially-driven debunking machine called Emergent
According to one report, Twitter is considering a new feature that would allow users to edit a tweet after it has been published. But is that really something we need, or are we better off without it?
The Washington Post’s delay in responding to complaints about a piece that one of its columnists wrote is just another sign of how out of touch many media outlets are when it comes to correcting their mistakes.
Whenever a breaking news event leads to errors on Twitter, critics suggest that the service needs some kind of built in correction or editing mechanism — but adding one would not only be complicated, it would also be unwise.