CORRECTIONS to Nov. 16 and Nov. 20 California sports stories

EDS: Clients who used Cronkite News stories slugged BC-CNS California Multisport Choice that moved Nov. 16 under an Anaheim, California, dateline and/or Sports-California Interstate Athletes that moved Nov. 20 under a San Clemente, California, dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred on first reference to the group Next College Student Athlete. Corrected versions of the stories have been posted here for the Nov. 16 story and here for the Nov. 20 story.  

Two Cronkite News stories – one that published Nov. 16 about California athletes forced to make choices about their futures and another that published Nov. 20 about California athletes traveling to Arizona to play – incorrectly pluralized the name of the group Next College Student Athlete.

CORRECTION to Oct. 7 story on COVID in ICE detention facilities

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged CNS-LaPalma-COVID-19 that moved Wednesday, Oct. 7, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the second graf of the original story. The changes make clear the numbers used are cumulative numbers, not “active” cases as the original article stated. Additional clarifications have been added throughout the story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – An Oct. 7 Cronkite News story on La Palma Correctional Center, a privately run immigration detention center in Eloy, mischaracterized the status of COVID-19 cases in the facility. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported 400 cumulative cases as of Oct. 7. The agency reported 26 confirmed active cases.

CORRECTION to July 17 story about voting precautions

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS COVID and Voting that moved Friday, July 17, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the eight and 13th grafs of the original story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A July 17 Cronkite News story about voting misspelled the name of Erika Flores, deputy director of communications for the Maricopa County Elections Department. The article also incorrectly states precautions elections officials are taking at the vote centers. The county will only require masks and daily temperature checks for staff and visitors at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center. At voting centers, poll workers will wear gloves, masks and face shields; the county will offer masks and gloves to voters, but officials will not require them for voters.

CORRECTION to Feb. 27 story about Maricopa County elections

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Maricopa County Elections that moved Thursday, Feb. 27, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The errors occurred in the third and sixth grafs of the original. A new third graf has been inserted. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A Feb. 27 Cronkite News article incorrectly reported the number of polling locations in Maricopa County for the Presidential Preference Election. The county has 229. The story also incorrectly stated when Maricopa County received the new voting tabulation equipment. It was before SB 1135 was passed.

CORRECTION to Feb. 25 story on transgender ICE detainees

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS ICE Transgender Detainees that moved Tuesday, Feb. 25, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to use the following correction. The error occurred in the 14th graf of the original. That sentence has been removed. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A Feb. 25 Cronkite News article about transgender migrant detainees at the Cibola County Correctional Center misattributed information to Allegra Love of the Santa Fe Dreamers Project about the role the center played in the May 25, 2018, death of a former detainee. An autopsy by the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator found that the woman’s death was natural.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant mourned by players and fans at memorial in Los Angeles

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By Valerie Gonzales
Cronkite News

LOS ANGELES — Around 20,000 fans, celebrities, players and legends of the NBA gathered Monday to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who were killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash Jan. 27.

At the Staples Center, where the former Laker’s number 8 and 24 jerseys hang in the rafters, host Jimmy Kimmel named cities from Boston to Phoenix while noting that even in “places where Kobe would be booed on the court, he’s missed.”

Among players in attendance to honor the five-time NBA champ were fellow former Lakers Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Rick Fox and Shaquille O’Neal. Many players wore sunglasses indoors at the emotional event that also drew celebrities like J-Lo, Kanye and the Kardashians. Kobe’s rivals also paid their respects, including former Phoenix Sun Steve Nash who was drafted in the same year.

Vanessa Bryant and leading players in basketball spoke, including WNBA Phoenix Mercury player Diana Taurasi, who is also known as the “White Mamba.”

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CORRECTION to Feb. 12 story on proposed transgender sports bill

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged Protest Transgender Bill that moved Wednesday, Feb. 12, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the fourth graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX– A Feb. 12 Cronkite News story about a bill that would ban female transgender students from competing in female sports incorrectly described the word cisgender. Cisgender refers to someone whose gender identity matches their sex assigned at birth, according to Phoenix nonprofit one-n-ten.

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Aquí encontrarán un listado de las historias de Cronkite Noticias del día 7 de noviembre de 2019. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre algún reportaje en texto o para televisión, por favor comuníquese con Julio Cisneros al teléfono 775-335-5492 o julio.cisneros@asu.edu. Continue reading “Cronkite News Español”

CORRECTION to light rail expansion in Phoenix (English and Spanish versions)

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Light Rail Businesses that moved Friday, Oct. 4, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to use the following correction. The errors occurred in the 10th and 11th grafs of the original and in a photo caption. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – An Oct. 4 Cronkite News story about the South Phoenix light rail expansion gave incorrect information about opposition to the number of lanes involved in the project. The  name of the anti-light rail expansion organization 4 Lanes or No Train was incorrect. Also, the start and estimated ending dates of construction have been corrected.


EDS: Pedimos a los clientes que usaron un reportaje de Cronkite Noticias con el slug Expansión Tren Ligero que fue promovido el jueves 26 de septiembre localizado en PHOENIX que usen la siguiente corrección. Los errores ocurrieron en los párrafos 10 y 11 de la versión original. Una versión corregida fue publicada aquí.

PHOENIX –El 26 de septiembre el reportaje de Cronkite Noticias sobre la expansión del tren ligero proporcionó información incorrecta sobre el nombre de una organización contraria a la expansión 4 Lanes or No Train. Además, las fechas aproximadas del inicio y conclusión de construcción del tren fueron corregidas.

Repatriating remains of those found in desert is long, expensive process

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By JULIAN HERNANDEZ
Cronkite News

TUCSON – Urns of all shapes, sizes and composition fill the many glass shelves lining the walls of a display room at the Adair Funeral Home Dodge Chapel.

“The American,” a brightly lacquered square made of wood, depicts U.S. military might: Fighter jets soar above Old Glory, which serves as the backdrop for the flag raising on Iwo Jima in World War II. The funeral home also sells a keg urn, made of aluminum and customizable with decals that look like beer cans, such as Budweiser, Modelo Especial or whatever brew the deceased preferred.

Many families sit down with a funeral arranger to plan services when a loved one dies.

But hundreds of other families, often impoverished and thousands of miles away in Mexico, will never step foot inside a funeral home like this or choose a fancy urn. Their loved ones died unattended, trying to cross the Sonoran Desert, and the families will have to navigate the long, expensive process of repatriating the remains by telephone.

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Border Patrol officials say rescue beacons offer aid to distressed migrants, but humanitarian groups claim they’re ineffective

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By NICOLE LUDDEN
Cronkite News

SOUTHERN ARIZONA – Peppered across the vast, rugged desert along the southern border are dozens of 30-foot steel poles, each topped with a battery-powered strobe light. These are rescue beacons, the first of which were erected more than two decades ago in response to a spike in migrant deaths.

Migrants who find themselves in distress press a red button on the pole, which activates the strobe and sends a radio signal to Border Patrol agents. Sequential bursts of blue light temporarily turn the white-tipped grasses of the Sonoran Desert blue.

Border Patrol argues that these beacons, which have been used for nearly 30 years, help save lives and negate the need for humanitarian efforts by volunteer groups, such as No More Deaths.

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CORRECTION to March 7 story about code of conduct at the state Legislature

EDITORS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Code of Conduct that moved March 7, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the third and sixth paragraphs. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A March 7 Cronkite News story about the Legislature’s progress on adopting a code of conduct misspelled the name of Matthew Specht, director of communications for the House Republicans.

CORRECTION to March 18 story on Tempe vigil

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Mosque Vigil that moved Monday, March 18, under a TEMPE dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the fifth graf of the original.  A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX –  A March 18 Cronkite News story about a Tempe vigil to honor victims of the terrorist attack at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, included an incorrect age for one of the attendees. Mahleej Zara is 21.

CLARIFICATION to Jan. 9 story about a Maricopa County animal shelter

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Maricopa Shelter that moved Wednesday, Jan. 9, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to use the following clarification. The error occurred in the fourth graf from the bottom and in the video. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A Jan. 9 Cronkite News story about the West Maricopa County Animal Care & Control shelter included inaccurate information about the number of animals taken in by the county last year. The article and video accurately quoted a department spokesman, but he has since clarified the information. He said via email that the county shelters took in about 28,000 animals in 2018. In addition, he clarified the shelter is not a “no-kill” facility – severely sick and overly aggressive animals are put down.

CORRECTION to Dec. 10 story about Baptist Foundation of Arizona scheme victims

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Scheme Survivors that moved Monday, Dec. 10, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to use the following correction. The error occurred in the first graf of the original and in all the captions. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A Dec. 10 Cronkite News story about the Baptist Foundation of Arizona scheme misspelled a victim’s name. Anne Mezzapelle Cacace, 85, in 1998 invested more than $100,000 in a fund run by the Baptist Foundation of Arizona.

CORRECTIONS to Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 stories on tree-thinning controversy and animal-hunt bans

EDS: Clients who used a KJZZ story (distributed by Cronkite News) slugged BC-CNS-Forest Thinning that moved Dec. 4 under a FLAGSTAFF dateline are asked to use the following correction. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

FLAGSTAFF – A Dec. 4 KJZZ story distributed by Cronkite News about a controversy involving the cutting of old-growth trees in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest misspelled the reporter’s name in the byline. The reporter is Laurel Morales.

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EDS: Clients who used a KJZZ story (distributed by Cronkite News) slugged BC-CNS-Coyote Killing that moved Dec. 6 under a FLAGSTAFF dateline are asked to use the following correction. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

FLAGSTAFF – A Dec. 6 KJZZ story distributed by Cronkite News about the Dewey-Humboldt Town Council condemning animal-killing contests misspelled the reporter’s name in the byline. The reporter is Laurel Morales.

 

CORRECTION to Oct. 16 story on potential water cutoffs because low water levels at Lake Mead

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Lake Mead Cuts that moved Oct. 16, under a Lake Mead dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 15th graf of the original story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

LAKE MEAD – An Oct. 16 Cronkite News story on the possible water cutoffs due to lowering water levels in Lake Mead misspelled the name of the organization Sarah Porter directs. It is the Kyl Center for Water Policy at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Cronkite News Digest – ADVISORY

Editors: Cronkite News is continuing our coverage of Sen. John McCain’s death. If you have questions on news stories, please contact Steve Crane in the Washington, D.C., bureau at 202-684-2398 or steve.crane@asu.edu, or call the Phoenix bureau: Executive Editor Christina Leonard at 602-361-5893 or christina.leonard@asu.edu or Paola Boivin, digital director at Cronkite sports, at paola.boivin@asu.edu. As always, our stories, photos and other content will be available on our client site at cronkitenews.jmc.asu.edu/clients. Continue reading “Cronkite News Digest – ADVISORY”

Cronkite News Advisory: News21 ‘Hate in America’ project

Cronkite News would like to alert our clients to this year’s Carnegie-Knight News21 project, “Hate in America,” an investigation examining intolerance, racism and hate crimes. Thirty-eight journalism students from 19 universities spent the past several months investigating the topic for the program, which is based at the Cronkite School. (If you haven’t heard of News21, you’ll find additional information here.)

We released the project earlier this week and will highlight stories of interest to Cronkite News clients in our digest in the coming days. But clients are welcome to use all of the content. The only requirements are that you include News21 bylines and credit information. You can access the stories through the project website.

However, we’re also providing a Dropbox to share clean copies of the text, downloadable photos, embed codes for data visualizations and direct links to videos. You can access it through the link below. But first, a few important notes:

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CORRECTION to June 20 story on Phoenix light rail expansion

EDS: Clients who used the Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Light Rail Extension that moved Wednesday, June 20, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to use the following correction. An error involving the cost of the project occurred in the sixth paragraph of the original. The story also has gone through a significant rewrite to clarify the details of the council vote. Clients are asked to replace the story with the version found here.

PHOENIX – A June 20 Cronkite News story on the Phoenix light-rail expansion into South Phoenix inaccurately cited the cost of the project. The revised cost is $965 million.