Corrections Policy

Corrections Policy & Practice

Correcting known mistakes is part of the proud tradition of newspapers and a vital way to establish credibility with our readers. Examiner Media’s corrections policy codifies how we correct the record when we mistakenly publish inaccurate information.

We are committed to telling readers when an error has been made, its magnitude, and the correct information as quickly as possible. Email Editor-in-Chief Martin Wilbur at mwilbur@theexaminernews.com to alert us of any possible errors. Once a correction request is received, our editorial team will conduct a swift and thorough review of the disputed facts and attempt to substantiate the story as reported with firsthand sources to determine if a correction is warranted.

If an error is made in our print edition, the correction will appear in our print and digital editions. Digital-only mistakes are corrected online only.

With our digital content, we update the story in question with the corrected information as soon as we verify an error has been made. At the end of the online article, we will note the correct information, refer to the inaccurate information initially published, and cite the date and time the update was made.

Corrections
If we verify we have made a mistake, whether in an article or headline or photo caption or otherwise, we’re committed to publishing a correction at our soonest opportunity. If there is an substantial correction online, we publish a correction and explain the change at the end of the article. 

Clarifications
When our coverage is accurate but we are not clear or unintentionally misleading, or fall short in any similar fashion, we commit to publishing a clarification at our soonest opportunity. 

Editor’s notes
A serious correction that calls into question our broader decision making might require a special editor’s note.

Social media 
If we publish incorrect information on social media, we must correct it on that specific platform.

The following web page shows all print corrections, ordered by date:
https://www.theexaminernews.com/corrections-2021/

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