Monday, April 6, 2015

Rolling Stone Retraction

As expected, with the release of the report by Columbia School of Journalism dean Steve Coll, Rolling Stone has retracted its earlier story about rape at UVA and has apologized.
With its publication, we are officially retracting 'A Rape on Campus.' We are also committing ourselves to a series of recommendations about journalistic practices that are spelled out in the report. We would like to apologize to our readers and to all of those who were damaged by our story and the ensuing fallout, including members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and UVA administrators and students. Sexual assault is a serious problem on college campuses, and it is important that rape victims feel comfortable stepping forward. It saddens us to think that their willingness to do so might be diminished by our failings. 
You can read Coll's report here.

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