NPR Accuracy Checklist (3x5in)

Обожаю красиво оформленные чеклисты и испытываю нежность к NPR в целом.

THE NPR ACCURACY CHECKLIST 13 THINGS THAT MUST BE DOUBLE- OR TRIPLE-CHECKED

  • AGES (Get the date of birth & do the math.)
  • DAYS, DATES (Are you sure it happened then?)
  • GRAMMAR & SPELLING (Listeners & readers notice mistakes & forget your great story.)
  • HISTORICAL “FACTS” (Don’t trust your memory.)
  • LOCATIONS (Get them right & pronounce them correctly.)
  • NAMES OF BUSINESSES, GROUPS & SCHOOLS (For the 100th time, it’s Dartmouth College!)
  • NUMBERS (Check your math. Don’t say “millions” if it’s “billions.” Learn about percent vs. percentage point.)
  • PERSONAL NAMES (Get the correct spelling & pronunciation.)
  • PRONUNCIATIONS (Not only names, but places & terms too. The dictionary and our online guide are your friends!)
  • QUOTES (Make sure they’re accurate & correctly attributed.)
  • SUPERLATIVES (Claims to be the first, best, worst, etc., are often wrong; never trust them.)
  • TITLES (CEO, president, professor, etc.)
  • WEB ADDRESSES & PHONE NUMBERS (Never report them without testing them.)

Также в 2018 Марк Меммот объявил, что количество ошибок на NPR зашкаливает, надо CQ'чить всё перед тем, как отдать редактору. CQ — cadit quaestio — означает, что журналист проверил все факты.