A version of the article “Transients of the Digital Age,” which was published in the print edition of MJR 2015 (pp. 19–27), contained several errors:
- The article stated that Greg Tuttle, online editor at Q2, left the Billings Gazette because he was laid off as part of a massive downsizing. We failed to double-check this information. In fact, Tuttle said he left out of his own volition, and there was no massive downsizing at the Gazette, according to its editor, Darrell Ehrlick.
- The article stated that, at Q2, Tuttle took the job of Kyle Rickhoff, currently the digital media director at the Gazette. While it’s true that Rickhoff went from Q2 to the Gazette, this occurred five years before Tuttle’s move in the opposite direction, so Tuttle wasn’t hired to replace Rickhoff, as the sentence implies.
- The article stated that Rickhoff started working at Q2 when he was 15, and that he worked in the control room and made commercials there. In fact, Rickhoff first worked at KULR-8, another television station, before he moved to Q2 in 2002. The Gazette hired him as online editor in 2008 and promoted him to digital media director in November of 2013.
- The article stated that, once he was at the Gazette, Rickhoff brought on four other Q2 employees. In fact, he brought on two former Q2 employees.
- The article stated that Rickhoff wanted to be a VJ, or video jockey, in his youth. What Rickhoff meant to say was that he wanted to be a radio DJ.
- The article stated that Sanjay Talwani, a former print reporter, joined KXLH in January of 2014. In fact, he joined KXLH in October of 2013.
- In addition, the caption for a photo on page 22 also contained an inaccuracy. It states that Emily Foster creates the entire 4:06 show by herself. In fact, she works with a colleague who edits the video and posts it online.
We regret the errors, which have been corrected.