Corrections Policy

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October 24, 2013 | 11:17 am
The Gazette is committed to accuracy, fairness and completeness of news articles, headlines and captions in print and online.

We are committed to correcting all errors and encourage our sources, our readers and the community to point out any errors they encounter. These include: errors of fact, misspelling of names or improper or missing context.

Errors can be reported by contacting the newsroom at (319) 398-8313 or 1-(800) 397-8212 or by using the online corrections form appearing at the bottom of all articles on TheGazette.com.† With the online form, requests can be anonymous, or you can provide your contact information for follow-up.

The format of an online correction will vary. Inadvertent typographical errors which do not have an impact on meaning will be corrected without special mention. Misspellings of names will be corrected with a notation.

Factual errors, or issues with context or which impact the meaning of a story will be corrected through the use of corrections. In print, corrections will appear on page 2A of the newspaper, unless conditions warrant alternate treatment. †Printed corrections will appear in the next possible newspaper edition.

Corrections made to online articles will be noted in our corrections blog, with a link back to the article involved. An editorís note indicating a correction has been made also will be placed on the relevant article page. These notes will include what was changed and the time at which the correction took place. Corrections will be made as quickly as possible.

Mistakes can and will happen during our reporting process. While we want to get it right, we also know we need to acknowledge when we donít. We want to be transparent about mistakes, so our information is as accurate and complete as possible.

If you have questions about this corrections policy, please contact managing editor Zack Kucharski with suggestions or concerns.

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Is there other feedback and/or ideas you want to share with us? Tell us here.

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