William Powers’ takes a look at “the corrections,” the watchdog function of the news media over its own industry. He says:
If we’ve learned anything in the last few decades, it’s that all journalistic institutions are fallible. They all make mistakes, and the truth emerges in various places, in pieces, over time. If anything has sharpened our trade’s quest for the truth, it’s media competition, the ceaseless vying and mutual vigilance that keeps all outlets, even The New York Times, on their toes and now corrects most journalistic gaffes with stunning speed.