Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of June 21

In a June 25 Slatest, Julia Craven misstated that AstraZeneca’s vaccine is a single-shot vaccine. It is typically given as part of a two-dose regimen. Due to an editing error, the piece also misspelled Monica Gandhi’s last name.

In a June 22 History, Matthew Roth misstated that the pelican is South Carolina’s state bird. It is Louisiana’s.

In a June 22 Jurisprudence, Jeremy Stahl misidentified Molly Michael as Michael Molly.

In a June 22 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Louisiana.


In a June 21 Wide Angle, Laura Miller misstated that Kevin R. Free began narrating audiobooks five years ago. Free began narrating audiobooks 20 years ago. Miller also misstated that Simone Barros, an audiobook director, is Black. Barros is of Cabo Verdean descent and identifies as Black.

In a June 17 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that Nestle v. Doe was decided unanimously. It was an 8–1 decision.

A May 17 Metropolis misattributed an image by Louisa Van Leer Architecture to Green Alley Housing.

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