Regrets, they’ve had a few

Public editors at The News & Observer and the Orlando Sentinel write this week about fact errors and corrections. Here’s what they have to say:

  • Ted Vaden at the N&O wonders why the Raleigh paper’s corrections are often cryptic. It’s to avoid repeating the error, but Vaden suggests that the result is a corrections policy that only further obscures the problem. (Having written a few of those corrections in my day, I agree with him.)
  • Manning Pynn at the Orlando paper asserts that newsroom cutbacks there will result in more errors. He asks readers to let him know when they see mistakes.