31 March 2006

Journalist corrects own error

Australian Media Section included a rare instance of a journalist publicly correcting a mistake they'd made themselves.

Amanda Meade, who compiles the Diary, admitted that she was wrong to claim that researchers had discovered "in the ABC annual report of 1935 [that] the ABC was into reality and interactive television before it was fashionable".

Ms Meade commented "Not only before it was fashionable, but 21 years before television broadcasting began in Australia." Unfortunately her correction, in the "Talking Turkeys" box, was not included in the online version (if you're curious go to p22 of the print edition) but well done anyway Amanda for coming clean.

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