January 26, 2010
Context is King
A small post with a good point. I noticed in The Economist this week something that struck me. They posted a correction to a prior article. Publications do that all the time, but this particular correction was placed on a page in the same section of the magazine in which the error appeared a couple weeks before. Most print publications tend to bury their corrections in the front or the back where they never get seen. But this one was right in the middle of the magazine, saying “we made a mistake – right here.” Noteworthy to me for its show of transparency, always appreciated but not seen frequently enough in “official” things.