The corrections dilemma: Admitting your mistakes increases accuracy but reduces audience trust, a new study finds


We have some good news for journalists who want to ensure that the public has the best and most accurate information. Corrections work. When you correct your errors, the people who see the corrections have a more accurate understanding of what you’ve reported.

We also have some bad news. After people see your corrections, new research shows, they have less trust in your reporting.

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