Manipulation of archives
Published: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011 16:10
Eagle News and its website, Eaglenews.org, strive to report the truth as accurately as possible. Online archives are a part of the institutional memory of the newspaper and a historical record of our community. As such, we will not remove nor attempt to hide from commercial search engines any material in our online archives – news stories, story comments, editorials, opinion columns, photographs or graphic illustrations. If an error in our archived content is brought to our attention and documented to our satisfaction, we will append the original article with an editor's note acknowledging the change made to the original archive. That decision is solely at the discretion of the current editor-in-chief.
To make a complaint that archived content is inaccurate, contact the editor-in-chief at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the case of content published more than one year ago, the complainant must provide reasonable proof to the editor-in-chief that the content in question is no longer accurate. If published more than a year ago, contested quotes are highly unlikely to be amended without written or audio documentation.
If the contested content was published less than a year ago, normal internal procedures for checking the material's accuracy will apply, and you may be asked to provide written documentation. Updates or corrections may be added if the material is factually inaccurate, but nothing will be removed. In the event of a correction, a note detailing the date and time of the change will be included.
The request will be reviewed and checked by the editor and if the editor determines it to be valid, an update or correction will be posted.