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Where Rolling Stone went wrong on its campus rape story
Where Rolling Stone went wrong on its campus rape story

The next chapter is in on Rolling Stone's explosive "A Rape on Campus," by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. In a "Note to Rolling Stone Readers" posted today on the Rolling Stone website, the magazine's managing editor, Will Dana, at first frames the article as he must have hoped it would have been read: As a description of "a brutal gang rape" and the University of Virginia's  "troubling history of indifference to many other instances of alleged sexual assaults."  Then he explains, in more detail than the original article did, its reportorial underpinnings: "Because of the sensitive nature of Jackie's story, we decided to...

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