The Year in Media Mistakes, Hoaxes, and Corrections

The best journalistic screwups of 2012.


In one of the more entertaining best-of lists to appear at the tail end of 2012, Poynter looks back at the year in media mishaps, from this correction in The Australian

Colonel Jehlani did not say: "It's not like 25 years ago. I was killing everybody." In fact, he said: "It's not like 25 years ago I was killing everybody. At that time too we tried not to have civilian casualties."

…to this bit of venting in The Rayne Independent that accidentally made it into print:

Read the rest here.