Check Those Headlines–Anything Can Be Incorrect

Headlines aren’t always right–large print doesn’t mean correct print.

Always transcribe newspaper articles as they are written and cite them accurately when using them. But remember that details can be incorrect and typographical errors were easier to make in the days before spell check and computerization.

This headline mixed up the dead man and his brother. The headline in the illustration mixed up the man who died with the brother who survived him. 

One thought on “Check Those Headlines–Anything Can Be Incorrect

  1. Patty

    I come across an article that I know was inaccurate & it rattled me. I knew about the article & what happened. I looked up some other information just incase. I wrote another piece with the correct information & where it was found & put it next to the inaccurate piece.

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