He also replied to me when I asked him via Twitter if he had the wrong date for his magical night of baseball and coitus. That turned into a multiple tweet exchange in which he confessed to his error. He also explained his understanding of the Grantland correction policy after I asked him why a correction wasn’t added to his piece:

But here’s the thing: that response is at odds with the policy outlined by Stiegman. It appears as though Grantland readers aren’t the only ones confused about the site’s corrections policy.

Grantland’s editorial leadership and ESPN’s standards team need to huddle up and settle on a clear policy, and they should at the very least offer Grantland readers a way to reach out when they spot mistakes.

Correction of the Week

“THE Herald has been asked to point out that in a story we carried last week (Woman who changed her wedding day for Take That show is hit by ticket ‘scam’) that Debbie Pickett is in fact employed and does not suffer from chronic back and knee pain.” — Tamworth Herald (U.K.)

Craig Silverman is the editor of RegretTheError.com and the author of Regret The Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech. He is also the editorial director of OpenFile.ca and a columnist for the Toronto Star.