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.