What is an editorial correction?
Editorial corrections revise minor inaccuracies, including misspellings and numbering or grammatical mistakes.
How do you issue a newspaper correction?
The correction notice should contain the following elements:
- the article title.
- the names of all authors, exactly as they appear in the published article.
- the full journal name.
- the year, volume number, issue number, page numbers, and DOI of the article being corrected.
What are the basics of correcting and writing a news story?
When writing your story, keep these tips in mind.
- Numbers: Don’t include more than three numbers in a sentence.
- Phrases: Don’t put more than three prepositional phrases in one sentence.
- Sentences: These should be under 25 words and contain one idea.
- Voice: Use an active voice.
- Words: Don’t use complicated words.
How do you ask a reporter for correction?
If you need to ask for a correction, start by calling the reporter who wrote the story, but don’t belittle or yell at the reporter. Explain the inaccuracy, give him or her the correct information, then ask the reporter to read the correction back to you after it’s written. You do not want an inaccurate correction.
How do you cite a correction?
To cite an article that has been corrected, simply provide the publication details as you would to cite any other journal article. Readers will discover the existence and nature of the corrections when they visit the article. In text: (Haataja, Ahtola, Poskiparta, & Salmivalli, 2015).
How do you know if an article has been revised?
Revised Revised The ‘Revised’ badge is used to denote an article that has been revised by the authors, usually following reviewer and/or reader feedback. These revisions are published as new versions of the article, and are individually citable.
How do you state a correction?
Along with the goal of being clear, a well-executed correction includes these elements:
- It’s labeled a correction. The term correction has been used in the press for a long time.
- It’s of the same quality as other content.
- The original error has been fixed.
- The mistake, and the correct information.
What is proof correction in journalism?
Proofreading is the reading of a galley proof or an electronic copy of a publication to find and correct reproduction errors of text or art. Proofreading is the final step in the editorial cycle before publication.
What is the role of an editor in a newspaper?
An editor is the ‘boss’ of a newspaper and is ultimately responsible for what is published. Editors oversee the work of all the newspaper staff. They allocate space for articles, photographs, advertisements, etc and decide which stories make it into each edition.
When should you ask for a correction?
Is your correction justified? You may not like the way your quote reads in the context of the article, how your firm or company is portrayed, or the tone of the article, but it’s only appropriate to ask for a correction when there are factual errors.
How do I request a retraction from the media?
Call the media professional whose byline appears above the item containing the incorrect information. If no byline appears, call the media organization and explain where the original information appeared and specify that you are seeking a retraction.