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Friday, July 30, 2004

How should corrections be made on news web sites?

From Online Journalism Review: It seems hard to believe, but some journalists seem to think it a bad idea to change the text of stories published online if a correction is necessary, and prefer instead to leave the original error in place and attach a correction box on the web page. Seems like just another example of newspapers replicating the print format on the web when they should be thinking in terms of the possibilities of a new medium. Why leave an error in place? Mark Thompson covers the debate around online corrections in great detail in this article, and profiles how several different American papers have chosen to approach the issue.

Source: Online Journalism Review

Posted by Dana Goldstein on July 30, 2004 at 12:46 PM in c. Multimedia convergence, d. Design and infographics , i. Future of print, m. Improving editorial quality, o. Ethics and Press Freedom | Permalink


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