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Titanic fact error - letter to editor

Washington Post’s Titanic fact error shows importance of fact checking

Poynter reported that fifth graders who had been studying the Titanic disaster discovered a fact error a Washington Post reporter made in writing a story about the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. The students wrote a letter explaining that the date the Titanic hit the iceberg was a different day than when the Titanic […]