CHICAGO TRIB PLAYS CORRECTIONS PROMINENTLY

By: Mark Fitzgerald

Notices Run At Top Of Stories



The Chicago Tribune is weaving corrections into stories run on its Internet
site or stored in electronic archives to ensure that future users will get the
straight story and not a repeated error.



As before, the Tribune will publish corrections and clarifications on page 3
of its printed paper. But now corrections are being made to the text of online
and archived stories, with notices of the correction placed at the top of a
story and at the place where the error was made.



Previously, corrections were added to online or archived stories after a
correction ran in the paper, and the original text was not altered.



(Editor’s note: Not to brag, but E&P Online has employed the same policy for some
time now. If we make a mistake, we own up to it. We don’t bury our corrections
behind a hard-to-find link, which many publications are guilty of.)



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Mark Fitzgerald (markf@mediainfo.com ) is
editor at large for Editor & Publisher magazine.








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