When The Dispatch is alerted to a possible error of fact in any of our various products (article, newsletter, podcast), we will conduct whatever due diligence is necessary to ascertain whether we made an error. We will search out other reputable sources, or call our own sources to check veracity. Simple errors such as proper-name misspellings or incorrect use of numbers or amounts will be corrected immediately, and other errors will be corrected once we have determined there was a mistake.
Once we have determined that, we will correct the text and place an asterisk at the end of the corrected sentence, even for errors as small as proper-name typos. We will then append a note to the bottom of the article explaining the error and the correction. This is a standard formulation used by many media outlets and we are confident that our readers will recognize it.