“IN OUR issue of 25 April 2008 we published a quiz question that asked in which sport was Briton Robert Dee officially the world’s worst professional.

“This question was based on a false premise concerning Robert Dee’s record in International Tennis Federation tournaments.

“We would like to make it clear that far from being the world’s worst professional tennis player, Mr Dee is a hardworking and continually improving young player who has won professional tennis matches in Spain.

“We apologise to Mr Dee for any embarrassment caused by the publication of this question and we are making a payment of damages to him by way of compensation.” – Birmingham Mail (U.K.)

Craig Silverman is the editor of RegretTheError.com and the author of Regret The Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech. He is also the editorial director of OpenFile.ca and a columnist for the Toronto Star.