Editorial Standards > Corrections Policy
■ We are committed to telling you when an error has been made, the magnitude of the error and the correct information, as quickly as possible. If you spot an error in print or online, email Editor Chip Rowe at [email protected].
■ Our news organization strives to publish accurate information across all of its content. We take many steps to ensure accuracy: We investigate claims with skepticism; question assumptions; challenge conventional wisdom; confirm information with subject-matter experts; and seek to corroborate what sources tell us by talking with other informed people or consulting documents.
■ We verify content, such as technical terms, stats, etc., against source documents or make clear who is providing the information. We may share relevant components of a story with a primary source or an outside expert to verify them.
■ We stand by the information as accurate, and if it’s not, we will change it as quickly as possible and be transparent with our readers about the magnitude of the error. We guide our journalists to ask the following questions when they double-check information in a quest for the truth.
How do you know?
How can you be sure?
Where is the evidence?
Who is the source, and how does the source know?
What is the supporting documentation?
■ If a factual mistake is made in a social media post — other than typos, grammatical fixes or misspellings — we will correct the post and indicate that a correction has been made, typically in the comments section.
■ We will note significant corrections in print and update, whenever possible, the archival PDFs of our print paper. We also will correct any errors we learn of in our archived posts online and note the corrections.