1.The Colchester Daily Gazette published an article in December headlined “Islamist centre’s pub conversion set for approval.” But, the UK press regulator got a complaint about the use of the word “Islamist” instead of “Islamic,” arguing Islamist refers to “violent extremists.”
The Gazette published the following print correction:
“IN yesterday’s Gazette we printed an article about Colchester Islamic Community Centre’s bid to convert the former Beehive pub. In the headline, the word ‘Islamist’ was used – a term that refers to militancy and fundamentalism.
“We apologise for this grave error; the headline should have read ‘Islamic centre’s pub conversion bid set for approval’. We have received many complaints from different communities.
“We would like to clarify Colchester Islamic Community Centre is a community and family-centered organisation whose work has always looked at the betterment of Colchester and looking to positively contribute to the community.”
2. When did Indigenous Australians get citizenship?
Australian Broadcasting Corp.’s March correction:
“The Drum: On 11 February, the presenter incorrectly stated that Indigenous Australians were not considered citizens until 1967. This is incorrect, Indigenous Australians had citizenship prior to the 1967 Referendum. We apologise for the error.”
3. Frankenstein or his monster
The New York Times mixed up Frankenstein and his monster in a March story.
The March 7 correction reads:
“A picture caption with an article last Sunday about movie monsters referred incorrectly to the character played by Boris Karloff in the 1931 film “Frankenstein.” It was the monster, not Frankenstein. The article also misidentified a character in the Universal horror franchise. It is Frankenstein’s monster, not Frankenstein.”
4. USA Today erred in an article about Daylight Saving Time legislation. The correction reads:
“News: A previous version of this article misstated the purpose of legislation in Florida, Washington, California and Oregon. The measures aim to make daylight saving year-round in those states, not get rid of it as the article had stated. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/04/daylight-savings-time-coming-sunday-get-ready-spring-forward/4952272002/“
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