Journalism: how to handle mistakes
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I. GALEONE, L. LEONARDI, G. LORIGLIOLA,
F. MASCOLO, M. MECCHIA, C. REMUS, A. ROCCHI, A. SCHIPPA
TV, radio, websites, newspapers CAN MAKE MISTAKES. And the risk of error is heightened by the ever-tightening timelines of digital information. In our podcast, we ponder what the most appropriate management of a journalistic mistake is. Many newsrooms, unfortunately, sweep their blunders under the rug, concealing traces of the most glaring oversights. Others – like the daily newspaper “Leggo” in Italy – choose honesty. They acknowledge their shortcomings (when they occur, occasionally) and apologize to their readers. Especially abroad, newsrooms have a “style guide” that sets strict rules for error management, always emphasizing transparency. Individuals, companies, and institutions – who feel they are victims of fake news – can ultimately resort to the right of reply and rectification, guaranteed by the law and by independent authorities such as Italy’s AgCom.
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1) The rules
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