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Rolling Stone's journalistic credibility is called into question

Rolling Stone's journalistic credibility is called into question

The implosion of a Rolling Stone story describing an alleged rape at the University of Virginia has dealt yet another blow to the American press, which was already held in suspicion and low regard among much of the nation's reading public. The article in question, "A Rape on Campus," which appeared in the magazine's December 2014 issue, has been investigated and criticized by the Columbia Journalism School, eliciting apologies from the magazine and its author. Publisher Jann Wenner told The New York Times that the Rolling Stone editing team failed in "basic, even routine journalistic practice" in checking out and reporting the story. Yet Mr. Wenner said...

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