6 May

Toronto Star reporters get mandatory training after newspaper publishes false allegations about MPP

<p>Toronto Star reporters will get mandatory training on fairness and due diligence after the newspaper published false allegations that Ontario MPP Margarett Best vacationed in Mexico while on medical leave. It issued a rare apology on its front page, citing an “egregious lapse of the Star’s standards.”</p>

19 Apr

A timeline: How CNN got it wrong with the Boston Marathon bombing coverage

<p><strong>By Melanie Coulson</strong></p><p><em style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, 'Nimbus Sans L', sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15.987500190734863px;">Melanie Coulson is the first Michener-Deacon Fellow for journalism education and Senior Editor at the Ottawa Citizen. This Storify was reprinted here with Coulson's permission. </em></p><p> </p>

18 Apr

Steve Paikin thanks Twitter followers for catching his mistakes

<blockquote><p><em style="font-size: 10px;">“In the four and a half years I've been tweeting, I've managed to punch out <a href="">8,873 tweets</a>. I try my best to make sure they're accurate, and useful to the 36,000 or so people that follow me. But every now and then, I blow it. And, thankfully, I have a quality control system known as </em><em style="font-size: 10px;">you</em><span style="font-size: 10px;"> </span><em style="font-size: 10px;">that lets me know.”</em></p>

16 Apr

Matt Gurney: Boston attacks show traditional journalists that Twitter has come of age

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong style="font-size: 10px;">By <a href="">Matt Gurney</a>, for the <em><a href="">National Post</a></em></strong></p>

14 May

New tool for social media verification carries heavy price tag

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23 Nov

It’s not okay to suck at math

“Almost every story contains a number, be it a statistic, an address, or someone’s age,” writes Craig Silverman in a recent Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) column about journalists and math […]

26 Oct

Craig Silverman offers advice on avoiding errors in news writing

In the days and months leading up to the United States presidential election of 1948, all of the pollsters were reporting the same thing: Thomas E. Dewey was a shoe-in […]

10 Jul

Reuters Handbook of Journalism now online

The Reuters Handbook of Journalism is “the guidance Reuters journalists live by,” according to Dean Wright, global editor, ethics, innovation and news standards for the news agency. The Reuters Handbook […]

17 Jun

20 questions about polls

The American National Council on Public Polls has a piece on its website that looks like a worthwhile read: 20 Questions A Journalist Should Ask About Poll Results. Hat tip […]

10 Mar

Improving accuracy: creating a newsroom system

Eduardo Lorea describes how eight newspapers in southern Brazil are working to identify and avoid their most common errors, using a common process and database application.