Monday, December 1, 2008
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.