Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A NYTPicker Note To Our Readers: Yep, We Were Wrong.

Okay, we admit it: we were wrong. Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine was right. Sulzberger announced the metered paywall plan just as Sherman predicted, and precisely on schedule. Congrats on the scoop.

As long as we're on the subject of our mistakes, careful readers of The NYTPicker will notice that a long-ago post about metro reporter Julie Bosman has been taken down. An alert reader commented the other day that we'd called Bosman wrong in labelling her as "lazy." The reader was right. We've been admiring Bosman's extensive enterprise reporting on social issues in NYC since last winter. So we've removed the item, and retroactively apologize to Bosman.


Anonymous said...

No, no, no: the proper headline for this piece should have been: "Nytpicker In Error."

Anonymous said...

Good on you for admitting your mistake. Most blogs wouldn't bother. I don't know why so many people want to critique this site. I think the Times is lucky to have you around.

Anonymous said...

It's about time that you own up publicly. I've seen at least three or four posts disappear into the memory hole. You can't criticize the errors and corrections in the NYT without living up to the same standard. Come on. It sucks but you've got to do it.