iMediaEthics’ latest roundup of amusing or noteworthy corrections from the media begins below:
1. Botched photo caption:
The Guardian used an image still from Crazy Rich Asians and said the actress pictured was Constance Wu. But, it wasn’t; the actress was Sonoya Mizuno.
The Guardian‘s Feb. 8 correction:
“This article was amended on 8 February 2020. The actor in the Crazy Rich Asians photo is Sonoya Mizuno, not Constance Wu as stated in an earlier version.”
2. Millions or billions?
A Feb. 10 NPR correction:
“An earlier version of this story said the deficit was estimated at about $900 million in 2019. It was $900 billion.”
3. Wrong photo of woman
The UK Mirror published a photo of a “prominent psychic medium” with a photo of the widow of a man. The Mirror’s Feb. 9 correction:
In our article “Derek Acorah’s wife Gwen had a £3 a pop ‘psychic service’ despite not being clairvoyant” published on 2 February 2020 we mistakenly used a picture of Paula Bairstow to illustrate it, instead of the widow of Derek Acorah, Gwen.
Ms Bairstow is a prominent psychic medium who is widely known as ‘Lillyanne’ and had nothing to do with the content of the article.”
4. What is the capital of Vermont?
A Feb. 6 Financial Times correction:
“Montpelier is the capital of the US state of Vermont, not Burlington as incorrectly stated in the Person in the News on February 1.”