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EQ Corrections – February 2017

Our monthly archive of things we updated, changed and corrected.

Written by Jeff Samsonow

This is a listing of all items we updated through the month of February 2017. The changes could include updated details added to a story after it was published, a correction or other notable alterations we want be transparent about. The changes are also noted on the original stories and posts.

Edmonton Headlines, February 8, 2017

Change: About two hours after publishing, we added two new links to our section on public schools offering Catholic programming. They were an editorial that shot down the idea and another article that called to defund religious schools.

Reason: The story really seemed to pick up steam with wide coverage from local outlets, and we wanted to add a few more items to reflect the larger discussion happening as the conversation continued through the day.

Shaking up winter, February 14, 2017

Change: One day after publishing we added another event to this item, which was the winter-themed Pecha Kucha happening in tandem with the international winter cities conference hosted in Edmonton.

Reason: We had meant to include the Pecha Kucha originally and it was simply forgotten at initial publication.

Edmonton Headlines, February 21, 2017

Change: Five days after publishing we changed the wording in relation to charges against someone in an Edmonton traffic fatality. It was originally stated that they received a “speeding ticket”, in an effort to contrast the perceived severity of someone causing a death on the roads being charged under Traffic Safety Act instead of the Criminal Code of Canada. This became “a charge under the Traffic Safety Act, which means an appearance in court to determine a fine and, possibly, a driver’s licence suspension.

Reason: An astute reader pointed out that the speed infraction actually means the driver would be called to court to be fined by a judge and face the possibility of a driver’s licence suspension. This is what happens when speeding more than 50 km/h over the posted limit and we regret any confusion this may have caused.

Edmonton Headlines, February 28, 2017

Change: About 11 hours after publishing, we added a link to CBC Edmonton’s post of the same news release story other newsrooms were running.

Reason: The story in question was used by almost all of Edmonton’s daily newsrooms and we questioned that as a use of resources and wanted to point out the duplication. It wouldn’t have been fair to lament news release journalism from some, but not all, of the newsrooms we noticed running the same story.

If you spot an error or have questions about a detail in any of our content, please don’t hesitate to let us know.