iMediaEthics’ latest correction round-up begins below:
1. Don’t go dog-sledding here!
The Wall Street Journal wrongly reported you can go dog-sledding in Frisco Adventure Park in Colorado. But you can’t, as a recent correction explains:
The Journal‘s Nov. 20 correction:
“You can’t go dog-sledding in the Frisco Adventure Park in Frisco, Colo. An Off Duty article Saturday about alternatives to big-name ski resorts incorrectly said you can.”
2. Pop culture fail:
The New York Times mis-reported when Britney Spears’s song “Toxic” was released. While Spears became a pop star in the 1990s, her In the Zone album, featuring the hit song “Toxic,” came out in 2003. The Times’ correction reads:
“An article on Thursday about the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year misstated the timing of the Britney Spears song “Toxic.” It was released in 2003, not in the 1990s.”
3. Geography fail:
Mistakes about maps and geography often fill corrections columns. The Huffington Post made one such error in a Nov. 18 article about the Finish president’s conversation with Pres. Donald Trump about the wildfires in California. The correction reads:
“CORRECTION: This story mistakenly identified Finland as a Scandinavian country. It is, in fact, a Nordic state.”
4. Sorry to author
The Times of London apologized to a musician who did a Q and A with the paper for introducing an error into his answers. The Times’ Nov. 10 piece, “My culture fix: Rick Wakeman,” was a Q & A asking him about books, music, film, and TV.
The Nov. 17 correction reads:
“The composer of Peter and the Wolf was Prokofiev not, as we stated (My Culture Fix, Saturday Review, Nov 10), Tchaikovsky. We apologise to Rick Wakeman for the error, which was introduced in editing.”