Andrew Alexander, the Washington Post’s Ombudsman claims that he’s “Whittling Down the Corrections Backlog”:
The Post’s internal policies call for errors to be corrected promptly. But my ombudsman’s column about a month ago disclosed a backlog of hundreds of correction requests, a few dating to 2004. It noted that in many cases “readers never heard whether The Post had rejected their request, or why. For them, it was like sending a correction request into a black hole*.”
Don’t worry, 2009’s corrections will run in easily legible 5-point type in the back of section Y in 2013.
Assuming the Post is around then.
(*I guess that phrase was parked only temporarily in the P.C. penalty box.)