Thank goodness this is not a post about the World Series.
Jeff Jarvis highlights Craig Silverman’s blog Regret the Error and his book by the same title which chronicles mistakes by journalists. Jeff makes the point that in the world of Web 2.0, journalists can’t hide from their mistakes, and they should rush to admit and correct the regrettable yet inevitable errors.
Well said, Jeff. Imagine if the concept were applied more widely.
I think I’d like to make a banner of these two sentences: "In the end, this is about instilling an ethic of transparency — even about our fallibility and foibles — in journalism, professional and amateur. It is about being unafraid to speak in our imperfect human voice instead of hiding behind the cold, castle walls of the institution." I’d hang that banner across the Capitol dome in Washington.