Journalism 133: Prof. Craig: Types of Errors

Types of Errors

The following are some of the most common types of content errors that editors need to catch:

  • Typo, Spelling, Grammar
  • Simple Factual Error
  • Numerical/Statistical Error
  • Incorrect Headline
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Omission
  • Photo/Illustration Error
  • Misquotation
  • Invites False Inference
  • Ethical Issue
  • Fabrication
  • Other