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Em 10-06-2011 08:32, Simon Phipps escreveu:
On 10 Jun 2011, at 12:22, Andrea Pescetti wrote:

Italo Vignoli wrote:
It's great to see that the LibreOffice download size will be 30
MBytes... if only that was true! It must be an invariant that, however
accurate the information provided to them, journalists always manage to
get something wrong.
It's not just journalists. All human communications have that effect, hence the game "Chinese 
Whispers"[1]. That's why when I give a conference keynote I try to also publish my thoughts 
before or at the same time, so there can be no doubt what I think. It's also why reports of what 
others said or think should be treated as suspect (a concept described in English as 
"Hearsay"[2]) until there's a supporting source provided.

The lesson I have learned is that I should treat each error in an article where I am the source 
as my own failure to present the information in a way that was effective for the journalist.  On 
the other hand, as a journalist I always appreciate rapid, polite, factual and constructive 
corrections to my articles and apply them as soon as I can.


That is why it exists in large corporations and institutions a
department to assist journalists, also known as the Communications
Department. Journalists are generalists, not obliged, therefore, to know


Luiz Oliveira

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