In the world of journalism, there are always mistakes made. As a journalist, I have made mistakes. But, when I am made aware of the mistakes, I do my best to make a correction and get the correct information. Trust me, it is not easy being a fact-finder, but when you err, you make it right.
But why do ESPN journalists not do this? It is because of their EGOS.
Originally, on this story, former Dallas Morning News writer Ed Werder reported that the Cowboys traded two second round picks for Roy Williams. The story remained up for an hour. Then the Dallas Morning News reported it was a 1st, 3rd, and 6th round pick. ESPN kept its story up.
Then, all of the sudden, the story is changed to the correct information WITHOUT A CORRECTION!
If there is any reason ESPN is losing credibility, that is a perfect example. One way journalists keep their integrity is by admitting when they were wrong. For some reason Ed Werder thinks he is above that. Instead, he’ll send a Web tech in to sneakily change the story as if he had it right the entire time. This is why blogs are your top news source for sports because not only will we correct bad information, we constantly search for the right information.
ESPN is a joke.