Correct this post, please: Washington Post introduces correction submit form
Washington Post readers can now do more than shake their heads, send a Letter to the Editor, write a disdainful comment or tweet when they spot mistakes in staff-written articles: they can submit proposed corrections through a submission form linked to on article pages.
The Post started publishing corrections links in the right column of each of its bylined articles online late Monday night as an experiment designed to encourage reader feedback, and underscore its commitment to accuracy and accountability.
Registered site users can suggest corrections and ideas for future coverage by clicking on the links and filling out a Google form describing the problem they spot or idea they propose. Editors will review the user posts frequently during the day, and make corrections in print and online where stories turn out to be wrong.
"It addresses a chronic complaint that we don't make it easy for our online audiences to engage with us on stories, whether it is about factual issues or other ways to get us to meet their needs," the Post's Managing Editor Raju Narisetti said.
The program won't roll out with blogs quite yet, so for the time being, have a field day in BlogPost's comments.
Greg Linch and Hal Straus
| February 8, 2011; 12:43 PM ET
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