New York Times Goofs, Includes Editor's Internal Notes In iPhone News Article

Everyone makes mistakes — even newspaper companies with massive editing structures.

So we’re not too surprised that the New York Times let an editor’s notes slip into this story in its iPhone app about a trial in Milan.

But as Jeff Jarvis notes on Twitter, it does offer an interesting look at the Times‘ editing practices. For instance, we paraphrase:

Note: Important to see Il Giornale said interview with Robert Lady since who knows if real.

The notes are not present on the same article on

This reminds us of a similar goof the Associated Press made earlier this year, printing internal communications instead of news copy in a story about Roman Polanski’s arrest.

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