This morning we posted a photo from the RNC that shows a “We Built This” sign underneath the national debt clock.
Good ironic humor that. Unfortunately, as BuzzFeed points out, the photo is a fake.
We’ve updated the original post to indicate the error.
With 2,400 notes attached to it and counting, we’re confronted with the social media conundrum of how to reel it back in.
Craig Silverman’s one of the best thinkers around in this regard and recently wrote up some ideas at Poynter:
We will always make mistakes. The process of gathering, packaging, editing and publishing/broadcasting news is rife with opportunities for things to go wrong. Every part of the process has potential points of failure.
Preventing mistakes is of huge importance, but so too is setting the stage to correct them quickly and fully by taking advantage of the networked news environment. Doing so not only meets our obligations to the public, but can in fact build trust and help us feel better about our work as journalists. Bottom line: corrections are important.
Read through for his advice on what to do when the errors get you.
- nextinoffice likes this
- themulberrysuperhero reblogged this from futurejournalismproject
- jocicausa likes this
- politicisms reblogged this from thesoapboxschtick
- tasty-tingly-dick-cream reblogged this from bigdaddykeith
- haveimadeit reblogged this from brooklynmutt
- thesoapboxschtick reblogged this from think4yourself
- annaverity likes this
- think4yourself reblogged this from brooklynmutt
- think4yourself likes this
- heyqt likes this
- saila likes this
- bigdaddykeith reblogged this from theandybobandy and added:
- itsokaydarling likes this
- theandybobandy reblogged this from futurejournalismproject and added:
- sopes reblogged this from brooklynmutt
- jbildungsroman reblogged this from lynnsanity214 and added:
- lynnsanity214 reblogged this from brooklynmutt
- goldenplatform likes this
- herblondness likes this
- alienpapacy likes this
- yeahiwasintheshit reblogged this from ryanhatesthis and added:
- fabulouslyfreespirited likes this
- ryanhatesthis reblogged this from firthofforth and added:
- firthofforth reblogged this from brooklynmutt and added:
- khaleesikatrina reblogged this from brooklynmutt
- quickhits likes this
- penamerican likes this
- quaseumtud-o likes this
- fonglr likes this
- hughbot likes this
- fnchs reblogged this from brooklynmutt
- perzadook reblogged this from brooklynmutt and added:
- fromrusholmewithlove likes this
- brooklynmutt reblogged this from futurejournalismproject
- nedhepburn likes this
- alwaysfaithfulterriblelizard likes this
- andylevyold reblogged this from futurejournalismproject
- futurejournalismproject posted this