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Journalistic Sin of Omission Corrected


The Lexington Herald-Leader has published one of the more fascinating corrections in newspaper history:

It has come to the editor's attention that the Herald-Leader neglected to cover the civil rights movement. We regret the omission….

The omissions by the city's two newspapers, the Lexington Herald and the Lexington Leader, weren't simply mistakes or oversights, according to local civil rights leaders and former employees of the newspapers. The papers' management actively sought to play down the movement.

Whole story here.