The Toronto Star averaged close to two corrections a day this year. Star public editor Kathy English told iMediaEthics that in total, the Star ran 695 corrections – 415 print, 280 online only.
According to English’s report on the year’s errors, the Canadian daily newspaper’s corrections are showing a “continuing upward trend.” As iMediaEthics wrote previously, last year the Star published 366 corrections in print.
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English attributed the growing number of errors to “several factors” including;
- “‘digital-first’ 24/7 publishing,”
- “fewer copy editors”
- readers catching errors