WMGM-TV NBC 40 in South Jersey included the wrong photo with a story on Cory Booker, Jim Romenesko reported last month.
NBC 40’s story, “U.S. Senate Candidate Cory Booker holds rally for supporters in Atlantic City,” also misspelled Booker’s first name as Corey, Romenesko wrote. As evidence of the error, Romenesko posted a screenshot sent in by a tipster.
The photo originally used by NBC40 to accompany the story about Booker is a mugshot of a man named Shawn Taraba, which accompanied a June 2013 story on Taraba’s arrest.
NBC40’s current story on Booker now spells Booker’s first name correctly and instead of the mugshot, a video of Booker is posted with the story. There wasn’t any acknowledgement or transparent disclosure of a correction appended to the story when iMediaEthics checked.