Best Memo (2001)

Written by Larry Burrough
Denver Post

In October, the Denver Post was struck by a flood of gaffes -- and in an effort to stem the flow, staffers assembled to discuss the problem. After that meeting, managing editor for news Larry Burrough thanked attendees for their contributions to the session with an e-mail. The rub? The memo itself contained several errors, including the sentence, "It is notably that most of the mistakes were avoidable, that is to say that many of the mistake were about information we've written about before." Explains a lot, doesn't it?

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