How much prominence should online corrections and clarifications get?
The Press Complaints Commission is on Twitter. It tweets when it arranges for a correction or clarification to be made. Which lets us see how much prominence they are given when they're published.
Today, it tweeted:
The PCC has negotiated this page 2 and online Daily Telegraph clarification after a complaint from Graham Allen MP http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/7207124/Graham-Allen-MP.html
I asked whether this clarification was linked to, and it said:
Yes, there's a link to the clarification on the Telegraph's news homepage: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/
Oddly, if you search for Graham Allen MP on the Telegraph site, the clarification isn't in the results (this seems a fairly major omission to me - surely these things should appear in the search results. Although poor Mr Allen also gets a "Did you mean Graham Alleyn MP"!) .
But there is indeed a link - a link that says "Graham Allen MP" (no use of the word clarification). I've ringed it in red to help you find it ...
So not all that prominent then ...