Corrections are appreciated
Good reporters appreciate when they’re corrected.
I know that most of the time I’m kind of snarky, but I really am serious this time. Like everyone and like any job, we make mistakes. But I would much, much, much rather fix a mistake than let it hang there, looking like some kind of festering wound. Sick.
So even though I hate to be wrong, I was so grateful to three readers who emailed me this morning to tell me that I wasn’t right. I wrote a story that ran in the paper today about the sale of two elementary schools in the Midwest City-Del City School District. In the story, I said that Sooner Rose Elementary was built in 1966. It was, in fact, built in 1949. I’m honestly not sure how this mistake happened; those years aren’t even close. Nevertheless, a correction will run in the newspaper tomorrow. And I wouldn’t have know there was a problem if it wasn’t for these three emails:
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