July 22, 2005

Book critical of the Times to be issued with corrections . . .


Seth Mnookin‘s somewhat controversial 2004 book, Hard News: The Scandals at ‘The New York Times’ and Their Meaning for American Media, will undergo a subtitle change and include something new and rare when it comes out in paperback next month: a corrections section. An article at Editor & Publisher reports that the subtitle of the Random House book will be “Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media.” As for the three pages listing errors, Moonkin says it is part of his commitment to “transparency.” Comments the anonymous E & P author, “Most of the corrections (like the Times’) are of a minor scale.”

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