Globe and Mail public editor Sylvia Stead explained to readers recently how the Canadian daily newspaper differentiates between corrections and clarifications.
According to Stead, corrections are of “clear-cut mistakes” like misspellings or “an incorrect title.” Clarifications, on the other hand, are when “the reader is confused or even misled by the wording used.”
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The Globe and Mail’s policy is like ours here at iMediaEthics. iMediaEthics posts corrections for factual errors on the story in question and on our designated Corrections page. We’ll add clarifications on stories and on our Clarifications page whenever text isn’t clear.