Monday, December 1, 2008

Developing Mistakes In Developing Story

Haste makes mistakes

A follow-up mistake to an earlier story containing a copy mistake on The New York Times Web site is pictured above. Notice in the first line of the article the phrase "arrived a downtown," highlighted for your convenience, of course. The phrase should probably read "arrived at a downtown..."

The mistake, an obvious product of the difficult task of breaking news in the Internet age, was quickly corrected by Times staff, but still didn't manage to elude the Proofreader.

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