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Top 10 Corrections of 2017

Apologies to the seven-foot-tall hairy alien biped community: Sydney Smith lists the top ten media corrections of 2017, including a correction of a correction.

 

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Deciding on Corrections or Clarifications

Correcting “significant errors:” The Guardian’s readers’ editor tells how he decides if an error needs a correction or clarification, using six criteria.

“Seriousness of any potential harm” tops the list, followed by “consequences if item misunderstood.”

“Human frailty plays its part,” writes the editor. “People can mishear, misunderstand, misread, mistype and overlook. People cut corners and sometimes crash.”