The Great Wall of China hoax of 1899 was so excellent that it engendered a separate hoax: Some have claimed since that it helped kick off the Boxer Rebellion. Even better, the hoax was perpetrated in June, well after… Read more Share this: Tweet this!
Earlier this week I had a great chat about online verification and corrections with Rachel McAthy of Journalism.co.uk. You can listen to our talk in this podcast published today. McAthy also interviewed… Read more Share this: Tweet this!
Political and social advocates often grouse in common frustration while watching TV or reading the paper; they’ll recognize one of their opponents, and the advocate will slap his hand on his forehead and moan to the TV or newspaper, “Why… Read more Share this: Tweet this!
David Cohn: It’s about time we had something like Google’s survey alternative to paywalls “I hope upon hopes that this is a concept whose time has come. Especially in light of the real ‘year of the paywall.’ “What IS… Read more Share this: Tweet this!
The Guardian confuses prostate and prostrate, even though neither is correct: In a photo caption with a Test match report from Galle in Sri Lanka — Swann emerges from shadows to give England hope after latest collapse, 28 March, page… Read more Share this: Tweet this!