I was reading through some old News-Miners yesterday and came across this fantastic correction. The copy is available above, and here transcribed:
Beyond the errors themselves, a few things tickle me about this. First is the fact that the paper doesn't beat itself up over the mistakes. Not to make light of errors, but I've encountered editors and publishers who would have fallen over themselves in publicly apologizing about the mistakes. No doubt within the newsroom admonishments were made over the misquotations, but in presenting them to the public the paper is perfectly self-deprecating and nonchalant, which give it an air of confidence that is good as currency for a newspaper. Also, there's an axiom in journalism that one must never repeat an error in a correction. I've never understood it myself, and this correction shows how the error is often times worth repeating. Put another way, a paper is best when not high-handed but very open handed.