So much for old media. It appears the New York Times this week changed and then back-dated an article after being notified by Wikipedia fact-checkers.
No correction, no attribution. The New York Times has simply re-written Tuesday’s article.
Here’s the low-down from Boing-Boing…
1. On 3/27, someone submitted a question to the Wikipedia Reference Desk fact checking the New York Times claim that soy milk is not recommended as a substitute for cow’s milk.
3. Wikipedian Jfarber wrote a correction letter to the New York Times on Wednesday.
4. As of today, the New York Times has completely rewritten the entire conclusion of the article, without citing any correction. The original wording of the article is on Boing-Boing. Apparently, many people read the erroneous article, as it was the most emailed NYT’s article for two days this week.
Tsk, tsk, traditional media.