Day 55: Get an F

October 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Today I earned my first Medill F. According to Wikipedia, a “‘Medill F‘ of 0 is received when a student makes a factual error on a story, serving notice to students of the importance of correct information in the news media.”

So, you may ask, what did he do to earn this grade? Write an article about being present at an armed robbery when I was really at the movies, watching “Jackass 3D” for the third time? Misreport a minor speeding ticket as a murder charge?

Nope. I wrote down the wrong number of jobs vacated by Village officials in 2010 in an article on the Village of Skokie budget. Turns out it was 11 and not 9.5.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to the citizens of Skokie for having wronged them.


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