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NPR, Reuters, CNN and other major news orgs incorrectly declare death of Rep. Giffords

The shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others at a public event earlier today resulted in an onslaught of breaking news reporting. Major news organizations raced to gather reporting, and information began to spread quickly. As is often the case, this led to a lot of mistakes — including reports from NPR, Reuters, CNN, [...]
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Errors and apologies in reporting Arizona shooting

Media / Media Industry News : Editors Weblog (4 years ago)

After a fatal shooting during a public event in an Arizona shopping center, some news organizations reported erroneously that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who attended the event, died after being shot.As reported, some ... Read Post

The Giffords shooting

Politics / US Politics : Ben Smith's Blog (4 years ago)

UPDATE: NPR reports Giffords has died. POLITICO reports: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot outside a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz., while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday. Giffords, who was fi... Read Post

Worth reading: ‘How NPR Giffords’ Mistake Hurt The Families’

Media / Accuracy & Ethics : Regret the Error (4 years ago)

I’ve since learned what real, excruciating pain NPR triggered with its false news report that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had died, which was repeated on, e-mail alerts, Twitter and picked up by other news organizations. NPR cor... Read Post

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