Should the correction be proportionate to the original article?
This debate still continues.
Newspapers tend to bury their corrections. (Of course, broadcasters just tend to ignore most of them -- there's always the next newscast to get it right.)
The argument, at least one of them, goes that putting the correction in that small box on the same page every day means people will know where they are and can find them.
The counter is that people tend to look where they look every day, not necessarily at that page with the corrections box.
I can buy the same-place argument for your run of the mill brief or below-the-fold copy.
But when you banner something across the top of your business page and the central fact of your lede is wrong
Should the correction be done like this?
And when you make a strategic change in wording on your website, shouldn't the correction be noted, even to helpfully (assuming you caught it quickly online) to say it was wrong in some printed editions? (I don't see any note at all on this page giving readers any hint.)
And we wonder why the latest Gallup Poll shows a record low of trust in the media?