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The correction tracker : does the St. Louis post-dispatch's correction tracker foster a culture of accuracy, secrecy or both?, by Joel S. Currier

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The correction tracker : does the St. Louis post-dispatch's correction tracker foster a culture of accuracy, secrecy or both?
Title
The correction tracker
Title remainder
does the St. Louis post-dispatch's correction tracker foster a culture of accuracy, secrecy or both?
Statement of responsibility
by Joel S. Currier
Title variation
  • Professional analysis : the correction tracker
  • Does the St. Louis post- dispatch's correction tracker foster a culture of accuracy, secrecy or both?
  • Does the Saint Louis post- dispatch's correction tracker foster a culture of accuracy, secrecy or both?
  • Professional project, winter 2005
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eng
Summary
"For my professional project I worked in the downtown newsroom of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The previous summer, I was a general assignment reporter at the newspaper covering everything from archaeological digs to lemonade stand closings to tornado strikes. ... The errors I made introduced me to the newspaper's strict corrections policy that tracks corrections internally to try to help staffers pinpoint weaknesses and avoid future mistakes. The realization that the newspaper was tracking my errors was painful, but forced me to think about accuracy more seriously. That's when I decided I wanted to find out more about the correction tracker to find out whether it fulfills its goal of preventing mistakes. I also wondered whether the tracker created a chilling effect in the newsroom that caused editors and reporters to hide their mistakes. The two big questions I wanted to explore for my professional analysis were: 1) Does the Post-Dispatch's internal correction tracking database help improve accuracy? 2) Does the newspaper's internal correction tracker cause reporters to hide their errors?"-P. 4-5
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MUU
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Currier, Joel S
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1941-
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  • Kennedy, George
  • University of Missouri--Columbia
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  • Journalistic errors
  • Newspapers
  • Journalists
  • Journalism
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The correction tracker : does the St. Louis post-dispatch's correction tracker foster a culture of accuracy, secrecy or both?, by Joel S. Currier
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Publication
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  • "April 18, 2005."
  • Professional project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Journalism from the School of Journalism, University of Missouri--Columbia
  • Committee chair: George Kennedy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
708240036
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
222 leaves
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)708240036
Label
The correction tracker : does the St. Louis post-dispatch's correction tracker foster a culture of accuracy, secrecy or both?, by Joel S. Currier
Publication
Note
  • "April 18, 2005."
  • Professional project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Journalism from the School of Journalism, University of Missouri--Columbia
  • Committee chair: George Kennedy
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
708240036
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
222 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)708240036

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