Media Moves

Barmash must be spinning in his grave

November 20, 2006

The New York Times has run this correction of an obituary last week about its former retail reporter:

New York Times“An obituary on Monday and in some copies on Sunday about Isadore Barmash, a retired business reporter for The New York Times, rendered incorrectly the name of a department store that he wrote about frequently. It was Gimbels, not Gimbel’s. Gimbels, which closed in 1986, has been referred to correctly in The Times more than 500 times since 1980 and incorrectly more than 120 times; this is the first time the error has been corrected.”

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