IMPROVING CONTENT > ACCURACY

Regret the Error has a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Craig Silverman, a freelance writer in Montreal, trolls the world's media looking for its mistakes. And sadly, he finds them - lots of them. He keeps his commentary to a minimum (the mistakes usually speak for themselves), and he often provides a link to the original source. His column and collection, which used to be standalone website, has joined Poynter.org, which is where this link goes.

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When the Chicago Tribune misidentified a top Tribune executive in an obituary, the resulting "meltdown" led the paper to adopt procedures that reduced the error rate. Watch as editor Margaret Holt explains what the newsroom did and get advice and strategies from around the country. It's one of nine sessions at Editing the Future.

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Hate writing corrections? Want to sleep better? Frank Fee, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gathered a list of best practices to avoid having to say I'm wrong.

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The Poynter Institute has collected all of its articles related to accuracy under one roof. Topics include attribution, fact checking, photo manipulation and plagiarism.

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On Aug. 9, 2000, the Nevada Appeal ran the wrong photo of a mayoral candidate. So chagrined was the paper's editor that the next day he wrote this article apologizing - and telling readers that they wouldn't have to pay for that edition.

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See anything wrong with this sentence? "Still quick-witted, Sally celebrated her 80th birthday." If you said no, you need to read the University of Oregon's guide to writing with sensitivity. Topics include ageism, racism and sexism.

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Staffers at the Detroit Free Press pulled together a list of tips on how to make sure the facts are right. For example, try circling the names in the story AFTER you've checked the spelling.

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Whether you're a reporter, editor, photographer or graphic artist, using a checklist can help you improve your accuracy. The Committee of Concerned Journalists features some of the best checklists in its accuracy tools.

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Chip Scanlan, a senior member of Poynter’s faculty, writes that accuracy is all about attitude. And he shares a few more links.

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