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Rolling Stone’s lawyers were OK with UVA rape story

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. How Rolling Stone blew the UVA rape story

    Managing Editor Will Dana says «he, other editors and fact-checkers felt that Jackie was credible, and the magazine’s lawyers had no problems with it, so the magazine ran it.» (NYT) | The magazine amended its original apology to take blame for the mistakes it originally attributed to its source, Jackie. Compare the notes. (Diff Checker) | Erik Wemple: «Fire the Rolling Stone editors who worked on this story.» (WP) | Matt Taibbi: «People also need to understand that the mistake here did not involve the fact-checking department.» (@mtaibbi) | Rolling Stone succumbed to confirmation bias, Judith Shulevitz argues: «Erdely and her editors were all in the grip of a myth. … they had never subjected their beliefs to the test of falsifiability.» (CJR) | Jay Rosen: «Watch out, journalists.

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