Cobbling the story together

Bill Mitchell at Poynter does a great job dissecting the timeline that saw the picture above appear on the front page of the Sunday Times, only to be subsequently debunked

At The Sunday Times, managing editor Richard Caseby said the paper’s first account of the baby was cobbled together on deadline when editors slotted the photo for the front page and inserted material from another story into a page one story written by staff writer Christina Lamb.
“Although we try to ensure that every reporter sees any change made to his or her article,” Caseby said by e-mail, “it was not done on this occasion.” link