Friday, May 24, 2013

Yale Divinity School story contained error

A story that ran in the Friday edition of the New Haven Register inaccurately reported the source of money Yale Divinity School has used to cover a deficit. The source is a reserve fund. Also, Dean Gregory Sterling assumed his position last August.


Winning design

The initial story on awards won by the Register at the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists’ dinner Thursday incorrectly reported the winner of a first place award for Page 1 layout for a Hurricane Sandy entry. Assistant News Editor Mheegan Rollins designed the page.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Moderator's name misspelled

The original version of a story on the decision to demolish the old Sandy Hook Elementary School and build a new school on the site misspelled the name of Moderator Rich Harwood.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Editorial cartoon misrepresents Israeli airstrike

An editorial cartoon that appeared in the May 9 print edition of the New Haven Register and is reproduced here mischaracterized a recent Israeli military strike on Syria.
The cartoon, produced by an artist from the Boston Globe and distributed by a syndication service the Register subscribes to, took a swipe at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It pictures an adviser telling him, "The Israelis are bombing our cities and killing our people," to which he responds, "What!?! That's my job!
The problem is that Israel did not bomb Syrian cities, or, by any news report to date, kill civilians. The New York Times reports that its strikes were against military installations outside Damascus.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cemetery misidentified

A story  about a burial plot offered for Tamerlan Tsarnaev incorrectly identified the cemetery. It is Hamden’s Mount Carmel Burying Ground on Whitney Avenue, not the Central Burying Grounds.

Monday, May 6, 2013

United Way on Newtown funds

Clarification: The initial version of a story, "Newtown fundraising efforts offer lesson to Boston funds," did not make clear that while United Way of Western Connecticut officials did not respond directly when asked if they felt they were transparent in their communication with Sandy Hook victims, the organization did issue a statement about transfer of the funds. That statement is now quoted in the story.