By Steve Outing
An alert listener of Colorado Public Radio heard my interview last week on the “Colorado Matters” program, and noted that I erred in citing ProPublica, the independent investigative reporting website, as “ProPublica.com.” Well, I can’t very well fix my recorded radio voice to the correct ProPublica.org, but I’ll at least note it here.
But ProPublica also gets a bit of blame. “.org” sites frequently get misquoted as “.com” sites, so it would make sense for the site to have acquired “ProPublica.com” and then redirected it to ProPublica.org. A domain search reveals that someone else owns ProPublica.com, and going to that URL just turns up a “not found” error.
If ProPublica.org gets the opportunity to buy the ProPublica.com domain, it should. Then little mistakes like mine won’t really matter.
But I’ll cite it correctly next time.