March 18, 2009
Times Tidies Up Tuesday's Mistrial Tweet
(Yes, I'm really going overboard with the T's.)
Ron's and Gretchen's posts indirectly alerted me that sometime after my post at 5:47 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the NYT changed the headline on this article from "Mistrial by iPhone: Juries' Web Research Upends Trials" to "As Jurors Turn to Web, Mistrials Are Popping Up." Other than the headline, and nine or perhaps 10 minor editorial changes in the middle of the article, it appears to be the exact same story as yesterday. I wouldn't believe my eyes, had I not printed a copy of yesterday's version before I posted, and therefore had it available to compare.
I wonder how often the Times does this, and how many of the edits might be substantive rather than stylistic.
I think the second version of the headline is much more accurate. And much less likely to draw fire from Apple's legal team. [RG]
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