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May 06, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Toronto Star reporters will get mandatory training on fairness and due diligence after the newspaper had published false allegations that Ontario MPP Margarett Best vacationed in Mexico while on medical leave. It issued a rare apology on its front page, citing an “egregious lapse of the Star’s standards.”

Apr 16, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The much-maligned Twitter didn’t do much better than conventional sources of hard news, but it wasn’t doing much worse, either, writes National Post columnist Matt Gurney. 

May 14, 2012 - Posted by Angelina Irinici

A new service, Geofeedia (previously Geofeedr) launched its new interface today. It aims to aid journalists when reporting breaking news by allowing them to monitor geographical areas or to identify an area of interest.

Nov 23, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
"Almost every story contains a number, be it a statistic, an address, or someone's age," writes Craig Silverman in a recent Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) column about journalists and math skills. In "Sorry, Wrong Number," Silverman notes that "journalists deal with numbers every single day, and yet so many of us willingly profess ignorance or fear when faced with simple arithmetic." He says it's time to...
Oct 26, 2009 - Posted by Melissa Wilson - Students' Lounge Editor
A shocking number of errors go to print every day, and few of them ever land on the corrections page the following morning. Craig Silverman recently gave a Ryerson University audience a few tips on avoiding this embarrassment.
Jul 10, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
The Reuters Handbook of Journalism is "the guidance Reuters journalists live by," according to Dean Wright, global editor, ethics, innovation and news standards for the news agency. The Reuters Handbook is now available to the public for free online...
Jun 17, 2008 - Posted by Deborah Jones
The American National Council on Public Polls has a piece on its website that looks like a worthwhile read: 20 Questions A Journalist Should Ask About Poll Results.

Hat tip to the U.S. discussion list,IRE-L, of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Mar 10, 2008 - Posted by Heather McCall
Eduardo Lorea describes how eight newspapers in southern Brazil are working to identify and avoid their most common errors, using a common process and database application.
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