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With a pulse, not with nipples

Wired staff writer Marcus Wohlsen is sorry. In a recent article, he quoted Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston as saying "anyone with nipples." In fact, what Houston said was "anyone with a pulse." Wohlsen regrets the error.

Wohlsen further admits, "I heard what I thought I heard - then I thought I heard it again ... aaaaaand I was wrong."

The two phrases do sound similar, if you mumble a bit. [poynter.org]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Sep 18, 2013 | Comments (8)
Category: Journalism

30-hour Interview

Norway's VGTV is conducting (or probably has by now conducted) a 30-hour interview with author/chess-player/historian/politician Hans Olav Lahlum, aiming to set a record for the longest interview ever. The station is hoping that people will really start tuning in as the interviewer and interviewee grow progressively more sleep-deprived. Because the Norwegians, you see, are big fans of "Slow TV." Previous hits have included a documentary on firewood and a 134-hour live broadcast of a boat trip. [Wall Street Journal, VGTV]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu May 23, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Journalism, Television, World Records

They Don’t Write Headlines Like That Anymore

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 21, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Journalism, Goofs and Screw-ups
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