Accountability systems

Accountability systems in Nigerian media are not all-encompassing; they vary, at the end of the day, according to the organisational culture of the specific media house or the professionalism of its editors. This is easily evident in the digital space, where a newspaper’s sole response to publishing an erroneous story is to activate the delete button; meanwhile, another newspaper, finding itself in a similar situation, retracts the story and offers the public a corrigendum, or corrects the story with the complement of an Editor’s Note clarifying the edits.