Not journalism’s proudest moment

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A “journalistic failure.”

That’s how a review by the Columbia Journalism School summed up Rolling Stone‘s rape story, now retracted, about an alleged fraternity gang rape at the University of Virginia. The review reported that the magazine failed to follow “basic, even routine journalistic practice” and that the story may have also “spread the idea that many women invent rape allegations.”

Jay Rosen has an excellent review, with additional links, on his PressThink blog.

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