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Corrections Have Moved To The Bottom Of Our Pages

The switch was thrown this morning and corrections are now appearing at the end of our stories and posts. All of those from the past have been moved as well.

A couple things from last month's email about this change are worth repeating:

– This isn't happening because we think mistakes are minor matters. But experience has shown that most of our errors, thankfully, are of the variety that do not significantly detract from the meaning of our reports.

– Major mistakes (in the judgment of editors) will be flagged with an editor's note at the top of a page.

– We may also experiment with adding a short note near or at the top of posts and pages to say something like "this story has been updated."

– This doesn't change the process of identifying mistakes and making corrections. The memo that Chuck sent around earlier this year — "How We Make Corrections" — still applies.