Jonathan Berr of BloggingStocks.com notes that a recent Forbes article mentions two cities in the United States that don’t exist.
Berr wrote, “Though I hate to spoil today’s company holiday at Forbes, there is a bigger issue at stake here. In today’s age of instant communication, readers need to be more skeptical now than they ever have been. Wrong information can be spread with an alarming speed.
“Should Forbes have caught these errors before the story was published? Of course. But the news gathering and writing process isn’t fool proof. Mistakes, though unfortunate, are unavoidable. No one is perfect.
“But what separates journalists from people who just post stuff is how they deal with errors when they are pointed out. I’ve contacted the reporter who wrote the story and will let you know if I get a response.”
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