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Plan To Reduce NPR Corrections Misses Target

The newsroom wanted to halve the number of corrections, but after three months, there's been only a little progress.
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In June, the editor who oversees NPR's standards and practices, Mark Memmott, laid out what I called an "ambitious" goal: to halve the number of monthly mistakes. At that point, NPR was posting corrections at a rate of about 100 a month, which he called "unacceptable."

A new newsroom system was put in place. Memmott set a target date of October.

The result? In September, NPR posted 89 , roughly the same as in July and August, and October so far has

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