The Lion's Roar

Corrections Policy

While we strive to be 100% error-free, the reality is that mistakes can, will, and do happen. Our sources are human beings, as are we. That means we all will make errors from time to time. The responsibility of a journalist is to minimize any possible chance for errors and admit and correct them when they do happen.

As a news media organization, we are committed to upholding our journalistic standards, including accuracy, in all our mediums. Our policy is to review each issue on a case by case basis, immediately upon becoming aware of a potential error or need for clarification, and to resolve it as quickly as possible.

For typos, numerical, grammar, and minor factual corrections, we may simply update the post. There may be no need to note the change.

For corrections to or the addition of substantive facts that meaningfully change the story, a correction notice will most likely be placed at the end of the article after the story has been updated. This will usually involve an editor in addition to the reporter. Once the correction has been made, a notice of the correction should be sent to all mediums the article has been published in.

Correctable errors involve a significant factual mistake or materially change the implication or connotation of the reporting. This policy is not intended to cover inconsequential factual errors, such as minor statistical mistakes, inadvertent and immaterial misidentifications, minor inaccuracies in a developing story, or font errors that don’t impair the viewers’ understanding of a story.

Occasionally readers, sources, and/or former staff members may request as story be to be retracted, changed, altered, removed, or “taken down” for a variety of reasons. This occurs most often with recent articles but may also include past or archived work.  These requests will also be evaluated on a case by case basis. In most cases, unless the requested change meets the correction criteria noted above, these requests will not be honored. If the editorial staff determines the request does indicate a factual mistake or correction is warranted, it will be handled in the same manner as other corrections described in this policy.

At The Lion’s Roar, our reputation and credibility with readers, viewers, and listeners are of paramount concern. While our goal is always to be accurate and fair, occasionally we will present an erroneous assertion of fact. Significant errors of fact will be corrected in a clear and timely manner, with appropriate prominence.

Each medium we utilize will implement this policy in a manner applicable to its medium.

The Lion’s Roar welcomes complaints about errors that warrant correction. Messages on news coverage can be e-mailed to [email protected] or at 985-549-3527. Letters to the Editor for publication may be submitted here. If you have a correction you’d like to bring to the attention of the staff, you may use this form.

Updated August 2020
 

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