Thursday, August 28, 2003
NY Times Corrects Westport Fire Death Report Error
Todays New York Times carries a correction to its erroneous Aug. 16 report that one person died in a fire in Westport during the Aug. 14 blackout.
ғBecause of an editing error, an article on Aug. 16 about fires during the blackout misidentified the Connecticut city where a woman was killed in a blaze that officials attributed to a candle left burning. It was Waterbury, not Westport, the Times said.
WestportNow called the TimesԒs attention to the error (See WestportNow Aug. 16, 2003).
A Times Metro section employee told WestportNow the correction was delayed because the newspapers e-mail system became “severely compromised by the computer viruses/worms etc.”
Posted 08/28/03 at 03:37 AM Permalink