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Next Time Tell Us What You Got Right — It’ll Take Less Time

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 5:23 pm

A correction in today’s L.A. Times:

Cal State Chico — An article in Tuesday’s California section about hazing at Cal State Chico mistakenly said that a pledge to a fraternity at nearby Butte Community College died of alcohol poisoning. He did not die but was hospitalized. The article also said Chico has a population of 35,000; according to the city, the population is 71,317. In addition, University President Paul Zingg was quoted saying the school would shut down its Greek system if problems with hazing did not abate. Zingg made his comments to a group of 850 students and others, and his remarks were quoted in the local media. He did not speak with The Times. Also, although the article characterized the school as being well-known for its basketball program, its winning baseball program may be best known outside campus.

Imagine how many mistakes there would have been if the article hadn’t been reviewed by experienced Times editors.

7 Responses to “Next Time Tell Us What You Got Right — It’ll Take Less Time”

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  4. Wow! Someone’s head must’ve rolled over that story. Does anyone know the downtown Times’ correction policy? For its community papers, if you get 5 factual areas in a period of 90 days, you’re out on your patooty.

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  5. Here’s an article from Chico where the school officials complain about the many, many facts the LAT got wrong. Hey guys, you’re dissing your base!

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  6. Chico State Gone Wild: Tragic Death, Porn Scandal!
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