The Globe and Mail published 450 corrections in 2014, public editor Sylvia Stead reported.
Stead noted that while it’s “certainly a lot,” 450 is “noticeably fewer” than the corrections published in 2013 and 2012. That is a bit of an understatement, iMediaEthics notes. In 2013, the Globe and Mail published 744 corrections in total, as iMediaEthics wrote at the time. That makes about 40% less corrections than in 2013.
The Globe and Mail published 660 corrections in 2012.
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“Why the improvement?” Stead asked. “I can’t really say whether editors are catching more mistakes or writers are making fewer of them.”
Fellow Canadian daily newspaper the Toronto Star also published fewer corrections in 2014 than 2013, as iMediaEthics wrote previously. In total, the Star published 813 corrections in print and online.