|Is the beam shown in Saturday's L-3 photo part of a pedestrian bridge that will connect the new building to the Bergen County Courthouse? The Record's caption didn't say. Another photo caption, on Saturday's L-2, described a BMW as a Toyota.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
It's right there under the masthead on Page 1 of The Record every day:
"Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias .... Nearly 90 percent of Americans say it is extremely or very important that the media get their facts correct."
Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy
Sykes handpicked Staff Writer John Cichowski to write the column starting in September 2003.
In recent years, corrections of hundreds of editing and reporting errors by others have appeared regularly on A-2, but The Record rarely corrects an error unless someone calls to complain.
The message drummed into journalism students is "accuracy, accuracy, accuracy," especially when it comes to spelling names.
(I reported the affiliation of the candidates incorrectly when this was first posted. The Record reported Rodriguez's vote total incorrectly in Wednesday's paper.)
Borg's older sister, Vice President/General Counsel Jennifer A. Borg, once served as an HUMC board member.