I’m sure some of our eagle-eyed readers noticed that we included the same story — about bowling leagues starting — twice on the front page last week. Would you believe me if I told you we thought bowling was just that important? No? Well, it was worth a shot.
The simple truth is we made a mistake — a silly but very noticeable mistake. It sometimes happens that a story runs twice in the same paper, but seldom does it happen on the same page, let alone the front page. When it was brought to my attention, I felt terribly foolish. There are mistakes that would be much worse to make, but this is one that should have been caught before printing.
It’s easy to feel embarrassed when we make mistakes, especially when they are public. We have to remind ourselves that everybody makes mistakes. The important things are how you handle mistakes and if you take steps to avoid repeating your mistakes. We always do our best to correct mistakes when they’re brought to our attention, and we’ll certainly be more vigilant about not running the same story multiple times in the same paper.
— ADAM STEWART