* * A typographical error and missing punctuation changed the meaning of a sentence in an article “The medium, message and the money” (Editorial page, October 26, 2009). The fourth paragraph was: “… One rebel candidate in western Maharashtra calculates that an editor from that region spent Rs.1 crore ‘on just local media alone.’ And, points out the editor, ‘he won, defeating the official candidate of his party.’” It should have been “… One rebel candidate in western Maharashtra, calculates an editor from that region, spent Rs.1 crore ‘on just local media alone.’ And, points out the editor, ‘he won, defeating the official candidate of his party.’”
* * The symbol for kilovolt is “kV”, and not “kv” as given in the text of a report “Blast in seventh unit of NTTPS [Dr. Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station, Andhra Pradesh]” (Some early editions, “From the South”, October 27, 2009). We repeat the clarification issued on May 18, 2006 and October 8, 2009: “… A symbol for units, if it is derived from a proper name, should be printed in capital letters, while the complete name should start with lower case letter, and not capital. For example, the unit of power should be printed as ‘watt’ and its symbol, as ‘W’. Some other examples, with the symbol in brackets, are: newton [N], hertz [Hz], ampere [A], weber [Wb], kelvin [K]. These conventions have been evolved after a series of Commissions under the auspices of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and accepted internationally since 1963.”
* * A report “L&T’s Q2 net profit up 26%” (“Business” page, October 23, 2009), which had the dateline “Chennai”, and the photograph that went with the report which showed the company’s officials addressing a press meet in Mumbai, led to confusion. The story was written in Chennai and was based on a company release.
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