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October 8, 2009

Guardian prints correction after failing to refer to its own subs as journalists

By oliverluft

The Guardian has today printed a correction after failing to refer to its own sub-editors as journalists in an earlier article.

Readers’ editor, Siobhain Butterworth, wrote on Monday, ‘journalists and sub-editors are not expected to be multilingual” in a piece about the paper’s approach to accents.

The corrections and clarifications column of today’s Guardian stated: ‘Subeditors are journalists. In trying to distinguish between the roles the column should have referred to writers/reporters and subeditors.”

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