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How should The Age have handled their front page mistake yesterday?

Mark Fletcher
September 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The moment people at The Age discovered they had incorrectly identified a teenage boy in a photo on the front page of yesterday’s newspaper as a terror suspect they should have immediately recalled every copy from sale.

It is appalling the publisher allowed this dangerous and mistaken identification to circulate a moment longer.

The coverage of the story in The Age today is inadequate.


Category: Ethics · Social responsibility

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shauns // Sep 26, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    $$$$ looks like he will be in for a whole heap of money .


  • 2 shauns // Sep 26, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Did they do a recall at all during the day ?


  • 3 Mark Fletcher // Sep 26, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    No recall.


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