Slate’s mistakes for the week of April 13.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of April 13

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of April 13

Slate's mistakes.
April 17 2015 4:04 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an April 17 Brow Beat, Katy Waldman misspelled Jill Abramson’s last name. 

In an April 16 The Eye, Kristin Hohenadel misstated the age of fashion designer Raf Simons. He’s 47; he was 44 when he started at Dior in 2012.

Due to an editing error, an April 16 Sports Nut misstated that the 1971–72 Milwaukee Bucks lost to a Los Angeles Lakers team starring Elgin Baylor. Baylor retired from the league early that season.


The photo in an April 16 XX Factor, included a photo of nuns from Sister of Life, which is not part of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious community. The photo has been changed.

In an April 15 Future Tense, Chris Berdik misstated that falling enrollment in AP computer science led the College Board to create a new AP computer science course. AP computer science enrollment is growing, albeit at a slower pace than other STEM AP classes; the College Board decided to create its new AP class because of falling computer science enrollment at the college level.

In an April 15 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misspelled the last names of economists Stefanie Stantcheva and Fabian Kindermann.   

In an April 15 Video, Erica Walsh misidentified The Karate Kid character Daniel-san as Danielson.


In an April 14 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy was 260 trillion kilometers away. It is 260 quadrillion kilometers away.

Due to an editing error, an April 14 Business Insider misstated in the headline that the story’s subject was suing his for-profit college. He’s refusing to pay back his student loans from it.

In an April 14 History, Rebecca Onion misspelled Kristen Gwinn-Becker’s last name.

In an April 14 Moneybox blog post, Alison Griswold misstated that three of the e-books pictured were priced above $9.99 on Amazon. Just two were.


In an April 13 Brow Beat, a photo caption misspelled Cate Blanchett’s first name.

In an April 13 Brow Beat, Lily Hay Newman misspelled Christopher Evan Welch’s last name.

In an April 13 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misidentified the National Bureau of Economic Research as the National Bureau of Economics Research.

In an April 10 Future Tense blog post, Lily Hay Newman misstated that Domanik Green was suspended from school for three days immediately before his arrest. His three-day suspension occurred months before.

In an April 10 Moneybox blog post, Will Yakowicz misidentified the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, as HIPPA. 

In an April 8 Crime, Leon Neyfakh misstated that a man shot by a police officer in South Carolina was injured after being treated at a hospital. The man was injured before being treated. 

In an April 8 Moneybox blog post, Alison Griswold misstated that McDonald’s was bringing back the Angus Third Pounder. The new burger will be called the Sirloin Third Pound burger.

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