Friday, May 12, 2017

More “Corrections & Clarifications” in The Palm Beach Post.

This appeared in yesterday’s paper, on page A2, below the fold.

“Because of a data reporter’s error, two comparisons were incorrect in a story Saturday on the skyrocketing number of heroin deaths in Palm Beach County and throughout Florida. County deaths from heroin-related overdoses in a two-year period, not a six-year period, were as great as in 2015. [emphasis added] And the average monthly toll of deaths across the state was 63, slightly more than reported in March 2016, when 57 people died in Palm Beach County. A chart showing the number of deaths from 2009 to 2014 should have said 427 people died in Palm Beach County. The story ran on the front page.”
Use this link to read the story published in the Post last Saturday, May 6th, on the front page, above the fold.