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Complainant Name:
Ms Joanne Standeven

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Dewsbury Reporter

Complaint:

Ms Joanne Standeven of Dewsbury complained that the published citation for the Reporter Series Champion Children Award given to her son by the newspaper contained inaccuracies. She was concerned that it, inadvertently, misrepresented when her relationship with her son’s father ended.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification:

“On May 2, 2007, we printed the picture round-up from this year’s Champion Children event. In it, we said that nominee Tommy Standeven’s mother Joanne learned she was pregnant with twins after she split up with Tommy’s father. In fact, the break-up occurred after the pregnancy was confirmed. We also erroneously referred to Tommy as Thomas. We are happy to set the record straight on both these matters”. Ms Standeven wished to make clear that she was grateful to the newspaper for the generous manner in which it had resolved her complaint.

Report: 75



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