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Bug #248 closed:unresolved

Wrong figure used for SF school cutbacks

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This bug appeared in a news report published by San Francisco Chronicle | SFGate on Apr 14, 2010 by Jill Tucker. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Simple Factual Error

The story "S.F. school district, teachers at impasse," from April 14, 2010, appears differently in print and online. The print version says the San Francisco Unified School District is facing a two-year budget shortfall of $118 million. The Web version says $113 million. A correction did appear the next day in the paper: "A story misstated the expected two-year budget shortfall for San Francisco schools. The correct figure is $113 million."

Read it here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/15/MNSR1CUL03.DTL#ixzz0lHxAJOCd

But the Web version of the story on SFGate didn't pick up the correction. There was a vague correction at the bottom of the story on the Web version: "This story has been changed since it appeared in print." It does not indicate what the error was or how it was fixed.


Michael Stoll has not contacted San Francisco Chronicle | SFGate

Bug History

Apr 16, 2010 11:21 am Open Michael Stoll
Apr 26, 2010 8:15 am Open: Under Discussion Scott Rosenberg
Apr 26, 2010 8:16 am Open: Responded To Scott Rosenberg
Jun 16, 2010 9:00 am Closed: Unresolved admin

Discussion Leave a comment

Vlae Kershner, news director at SFGate, responded to this report:

"The error was corrected in the paper and online at


Our corrections policy doesn't require that a simple error (like a
wrong number) include the correction at the top."

Apr 26, 2010 8:15 am