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Corrections needed, and provided

The Poynter Institute, a journalism think-tank based in Florida, has published a collection of “The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013.”

Their “Correction of the Year” was an acknowledgement by the Tampa Bay Times of a mistake in a story about a “Star Wars” event:

“This story has been updated to reflect the following change: A Tampa Bay Times reporter not strong in the ways of the force (or Star Wars lore) quoted the event’s moderator, Croix Provence, as asking: “Are you ready to find love in all the wrong places?” What Provence actually said was: “Are you ready to find love in Alderaan places?” She was referring to Princess Leia Organa’s home world, which appeared briefly in the 1977 film. Regret the error, we do.”

The award for Runner-Up in this category goes to the online magazine, Slate:

“An earlier version of the Carlos Danger Name Generator suggested incorrectly that the Carlos Danger Name for Anthony Weiner is Armando Catastrophe. The Carlos Danger Name for Anthony Weiner is Carlos Danger.”

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