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Maybe 60 Minutes can learn a few things from lesser news magazines…

Brendan Nyhan, writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, suggests that the folks at 60 Minutes would do well by following the lead of “its downscale cousin Inside Edition” when that broadcast news magazine aired what turned out to be a factually-challenged segment.

“After the story went viral and started attracting scrutiny from critics, Inside Edition didn’t just run a brief segment apologizing for its first story, as 60 Minutes did. Instead, it aired a long segment… [detailing and correcting several erroneous story elements].”

Read the entire post here.

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