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Noticias falsas, incorrectas e incompletas: los retos que deben afrontar los periodistas en el proceso de rectificación voluntaria. La experiencia española

 

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Título alternativo: False, inaccurate and incomplete news: challenges facing journalists in voluntary rectification. The Spanish experience
Notícias falsas, incorretas e incompletas: Os desafios dos jornalistas em busca da retificação voluntária. A experiência espanhola
Author: López Hidalgo, Antonio
Fernández Barrero, María Ángeles
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Periodismo II
Date: 2012
Published in: Brazilian Journalism Research, 8(2), 206-226
Document type: Article
Abstract: Los periodistas deben contrastar la información suministrada por sus fuentes informativas. Sin embargo, algunos factores como la precariedad laboral, la premura con la que se elaboran las informaciones y la credibilidad que se le da a las fuentes, ...
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Journalists must verify information provided by their sources. However, factors such as job precariousness, urgency and the credibility they give to mainly institutional sources mean that journalists do not verify information. Most codes of conduct recommend the duty to correct information as soon as an unintentionally committed error is discovered, but journalists dislike recognising their own errors and even more so correcting them publicly. These circumstances affect adversely the quality of discourse and the credibility of mass-media. Ombudsmen partially bridge this gap. As a result, false, mistaken, wrong or biased pieces of news are published and journalists, against the rules of truth and honesty, rarely rectify on their own initiative. This article analyses the coverage of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, in which the game of mimicry saw the same mistake repeated in different media and in different countries, although prestigious newspapers published an unusual public apology. Os jornalistas devem verificar as informações fornecidas por suas fontes. Contudo, alguns fatores como a precariedade no trabalho, o imediatismo e a credibilidade que eles dão, sobretudo às fontes institucionais, leva os jornalistas a não verificar...
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Cite: López Hidalgo, A. y Fernández Barrero, M.Á. (2012). Noticias falsas, incorrectas e incompletas: los retos que deben afrontar los periodistas en el proceso de rectificación voluntaria. La experiencia española. Brazilian Journalism Research, 8 (2), 206-226.
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