Throwing a flag on first and sloppy

Jane sent this screen shot this afternoon.

She said the news that “Conner Teahen” was trying out for the KU football team was sent via Twitter.

Here’s the problem: “They spell it right — Teahan — only once in the story … So, I created an account and left a comment.”

Give her a round of applause.

More and more, I hear the argument that speed trumps accuracy online, that people expect errors on the Web; just get the story up and we’ll fix it later.

I love being first with a story. But what good is being first if you flaunt your sloppiness and lose your credibility?

Second and accurate beats first and sloppy any day.

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