This week’s podcast looks at recommended approaches to correcting errors, with advice shared by industry experts, including how to measure common mistakes, avoid errors with accuracy checklists and produce clear and well-circulated online corrections.
The podcast hears from:
- Craig Silverman, editor, Regret the Error
- Greg Brock, senior editor for standards, New York Times
- Steve Buttry, digital transformation editor, Digital First Media
Here are some more resources relating to best practice in online corrections:
- Journalism.co.uk podcast: Advice on verifying social media content and correcting errors
- Journalism.co.uk how-to guide: How to: verify content from social media
- Craig Silverman discussing social media corrections after speaking on subject at Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired conference: How journalists can do a better job of correcting errors on social media
- Examples of Digital First Media news sites with error reporting buttons can be seen here at the Morning Sun, and here at the Register Citizen (as seen in the screengrab above).
- #jpod – Advice on verifying social media content and correcting errors
- Regret the Error editor starts business column
- #Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – dealing with corrections
- #Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – carry out a corrections audit
- MediaBugs: How US newspapers differ on corrections and clarifications