Corrections Policy

Embarcadero Media Foundation and its news sites are committed to correcting substantive errors in a timely fashion. Reporters are expected to notify an editor immediately about any request for a correction or clarification. Editors will verify whether a correction is warranted and respond as soon as possible to correct or clarify information deemed inaccurate. Misleading or confusing information may be clarified online and/or in print as appropriate.

After verifying that a correction is warranted, an editor will make the necessary changes to the story. An editor's note will run at the end of the story in italics noting that this version corrects false or poorly worded information in the original story and it will outline the change. If the error appeared both in print and online, the corrections will run in both media.

Minor misspellings, grammatical errors and typos may be corrected without an editor's note.

Sometimes sources will ask us to add additional information after a story has posted. Editors will make those decisions on a case-by-case basis.