When one thinks about corrections in the media, The New York Times comes to mind immediately. Not because it often makes mistakes, which it doesn't, but because it is usually first to acknowledge them and publish a correction, no matter how insignificant the matter. Such an incident happened this week. NYT corrected a typo after 161 years when a reader informed the newspaper of the mistake. Years ago when the NYT mentioned the "12 Years a Slave," it misspelled the writer's name as Northrop. However, the correct spelling is Northup. NYT also corrected a century-old mistake in which the issue of the newspaper was wrong: The 49,500th issue was mistakenly named the 50,000th issue. The mistake was pointed out by a news assistant, Aaron Donovan, and NYT corrected it.
These are examples for all newspapers to learn from. Try not to make mistakes; but if you do, don't be reluctant to admit and correct them.