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 NYTimes.com.
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.