Thanks so much for your valuable engagement, Lisa Gallagher, which is always appreciated. The media is not immune to errors, especially in today’s 24/7 breaking news cycle where the pressure is fierce to beat the competition by getting a story out first. Sometimes most of the story can be factually accurate with certain parts needing corrections or clarifications. However, most readers wouldn’t notice the errors unless they were subject matter experts on the topic being reported. The upside is that newswires and digital media can correct themselves in real time, unlike old-school print media like newspapers and magazines — in which any corrections might appear the next day or two and go largely unread in the fine print. It’s not uncommon for newswires like the AP and Reuters, for example, to post updated versions of a story which than supersede the first one. This is important because many news organizations use articles from newswires, especially as traditional newspapers either shutter or deal with limited resources and fewer staff due layoffs. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions. Thanks again!

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