I don't know why it's happening lately, but several DX News outlets are publishing bogus DXpedition information.
And it's not just one source hosing up everything, but several.
About the only DX news outlets I really trust anymore are Bernie's (W3UR) "The Daily DX", Col's (MM0NDX) DX-World.net, DXCoffee and AT Comm DX News. On this Blog, I carry an "aggregate" of several DX News sources I trust. One DX News Feed scrolls across the top of my Blog, others are located in the right column on every page of my Website. A sort of, "One Stop Shop" for DX information. Click on their logos for more information.
One thing I've figured out is that some news outlets are scraping others content and republishing. In the old days, this was a surefire way to root out the scraped content: publish some bad info, then see who was republishing it without giving credit. Add bogus scraped content to most of the bogus news being attributed to the wrong year and now we all have a real problem! "Wrong year" as in the original DXpedition was planned in 2013, but is being re-posted as going forward in 2014.
UPDATED: July 4th, 2014 1540Z
I did hear from a couple editors of DX News publications and they assured me that there was indeed some problems recently, but that there's also some "fixes" being discussed between many of the publications. And that is good news for all of us that read them! It seems to me that NO single news organization can gather all the dynamic DX news as it's unfolding, so republished (scraped) news is a fact of life. Maybe part of the answer is to time/date/year/credit "stamp" all DX information? I'm sure nobody at CNN wants to republish news from say, FoxNews, but at least if it's "time/date/year/source credited" us readers will have more accurate information no matter the source you're reading it from. Just a thought.
I believe I found the source of most of the recent errors I've seen. I just read the DARC (Deutscher Amateur Radio Club) DX Newsletter for July 2nd, 2014 and lo and behold they have at least three bad DX news stories. Link to DARC DXNL July 2nd, 2014. In a single publication one mistake? That can happen to anybody. Two? Just a bad day. Three or more? C'mon, you have to be better than that! The absolute worst part of their mistakes? All three "bad" stories are from DXpeditions LAST YEAR (2013) that they re-posted as current for 2014! Do the quick math, what does that tell you about where they're getting their information from?