Monday, August 6, 2007

Are You Old Enough to Remember When ...?

Melinda Brown sends this along, a correction that ran in the New York Times. ... Also, this is belated, but thanks to John Weigle for the post on the Weekly World News. Now, for the NYT correction:

New York Times, July 30

An article on Thursday about the arraignment of three men in the shooting of two New York police officers, one of whom died, misstated the schedule set by a judge for a trial in the case. The trial is expected to begin by February, not by "Feb. 30. "
The error occurred when an editor saw the symbol "- 30 -" typed at the bottom of the reporter's article and combined it with the last word, "February." It is actually a notation that journalists have used through the years to denote the end of an article.