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Posts Tagged ‘Wendy Ruderman’

A Typo-Filled Anniversary for 2012 New York Subway Incident Victim

Earlier today, we caught a typo in the New York Post. Instead of Jonah Peretti, media columnist Keith J. Kelly had as the winner of Adweek‘s Digital Editor of the Year one “John Peretti.” (The typo has since been fixed.)

iMediaEthicsLogoHowever, that slip-up can’t hold a candle to the litany of errors the Post and many other outlets made with another, less famous person’s name. As documented today by iMediaEthics reporter Sydney Smith on the one-year anniversary of the tragic subway incident death of Ki-Suck Han, various wrong versions of this Queens resident’s name were widely disseminated. The Post for example got it wrong three different ways, and like many outlets tracked and re-contacted by Smith, failed to quickly correct.

The Daily News also had tri-trouble with the spelling. In terms of major New York dailies, only the New York Times got it right. From Smith’s piece:

Night Metro editor Peter Khoury quickly responded to our inquiry last year asking how the Times got the correct spelling. According to Khoury, the Times verified the spelling with the police and public records.

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The New York Times Names New Police Bureau Chief

The New York Times has officially changed police bureau chiefs. The New York Observer reports that Al Baker has been succeeded by Wendy Ruderman, who came to the Times from the Philadelphia Daily News in early May. Baker will now take a spot at the education section of the paper.

Ruderman had been with the Philadelphia Daily News since 2007, but told The Philly Post that things were going downhill quickly at the Philly Daily News.

“I hate to say it, but if people at the Daily News aren’t looking, they should be,” Ruderman said at the time. “If they’re not, it’s kind of stupid… This place is rudderless.”