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date: 20 September 2019


A Dictionary of Journalism

Tony Harcup

An acknowledgement of an *inaccuracy and its replacement with what is believed to be the accurate information. Some publications have a regular column or space for corrections and clarifications, whereas websites tend to amend the copy itself and add a note at the end to highlight the fact that a change has been made since original publication (failure to do so, or ‘invisible correcting’, is generally frowned upon as unethical for all but the most trivial corrections). ... ...

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