The Extent of Carelessness in the Indian Media

I came across this image on Twitter the other day. It took me two seconds to spot the error, and to the sub-editor’s bad luck, pubic is a word and has changed the entire meaning of the headline. One of my professors in Journalism class brought to our notice how an error in an article would allow the reader to question the authenticity of the news that’s being reported. Such errors are definitely unforgivable. This reflects poorly on Patricia Mukhim, a renowned writer from Meghalaya whose article it is. Truly, is media reflecting public opinion?

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2 thoughts on “The Extent of Carelessness in the Indian Media

  1. Gerard

    “I remember one of my professors in Journalism class teaching us about how a single error in an article could persuade the reader to think if the carelessness extends to the news as well.”

    Does this sentence make sense?

    Physician heal thyself!

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