I find peace and assurance knowing that sometimes even the best news agencies such as the New York Times needs to run clarifications and corrections. Staff members of the newspaper posted two corrections on its website on September 8. These errors were also caught by other news outlets, which was quite frankly embarrassing.
Initially, the paper identified Aleppo as the de facto capitol of the Islamic State, which is not true.
An earlier version of this article misidentified the de facto capital of the Islamic State. It is Raqqa, in northern Syria, not Aleppo.
An earlier version of the above correction misidentified the Syrian capital as Aleppo. It is Damascus.As an editor, and aspiring your journalist, it helps to know that even the best make mistakes because everyone who has been in the field will tell you that they’ve committed some sort of mistakes. It also goes to show how important fact checking is and why agencies that disperse information such as New York Times and maybe even Facebook need fact-checkers.