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Reporters strive to meet the highest standards of journalism, but sometimes mistakes do happen, ranging from typos, to misquotes and incorrect facts.

Errors have the potential to damage trust in the media or undermine the journalists' credibility, so it is important to have a system in place to rectify the mistake. Publishing a correction is the standard way that newsrooms can limit some of this damage.

Freelance journalist Cristiana Bedei spoke to three journalists about how they go about issuing corrections in this article for IJNet.

"The goal is to prevent errors altogether, however, that's impossible. Therefore, journalists and editors need to think critically about promoting accountability and transparency by making corrections right," she wrote.

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