Corrections: Europe not a Nation, Judas betrayed for 30 Pieces of Silver & More - iMediaEthics

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Read iMediaEthics’ latest roundup of corrections.


NPR accidentally called Europe a nation. The Dec. 3 correction reads:

“A previous Web version of this story incorrectly referred to Europe as a nation.”

Historical Facts:

The New York Times mixed up who the Maccabees fought. The Dec. 9 correction:

“An Opinion essay last Sunday about Hanukkah misidentified the enemy of the Maccabees. The Maccabees fought the Seleucid Empire, not the Romans.”


The Times of London erred in reporting how many women get breast cancer. The Nov. 30 correction reads: 

“We said that 23 women in every 100,000 will get breast cancer and that alcohol adds another five cases per 100,000 (TV review, Nov 27). This was wrong. The correct figure is 23 cases per 1,000 and an extra five per 1,000.”

Biblical Information:

USA Today corrected a podcast and its accompanying social media posts after incorrectly reporting Biblical information:

The City podcastA Facebook post, tweet and previous version of Episode 6 of The City podcast misidentified the number of silver pieces Judas received for betraying Jesus. It was 30 pieces of silver.​

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