Globe and Mail public editor Sylvia Stead noted that the newspaper’s website corrected “an online headline” for a Nov. 28 story about Israel and Palestine because its was inaccurate. But iMediaEthics found that no correction was included with the article. As Stead explained:
“An earlier version of the story incorrectly stated the civilian death count was 94; the story stated 50 of the dead Palestinians are civilians.”
iMediaEthics wrote to Stead asking why there wasn’t disclosure of the headline error. She told iMediaEthics by email:
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“I’ve just spoken with our web editors and you raise a good point. It wasn’t up for long but our editors are adding a note to show that it has was initially wrong and has been changed.”
The editor’s note, now posted at the bottom of the article, reads:
“Editor’s note: An earlier headline on this story was incorrect and was changed.”