Columbia issues scathing report on Rolling Stone rape story

April 6, 2015 12:18 AM

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The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism issued a scathing report Sunday on the editorial breakdown at Rolling Stone magazine that allowed publication of a searing, now thoroughly discredited story about a woman who said she had been gang raped at the University of Virginia, ending a three-month review meant to shed a light on and calm the storm surrounding a saga that had triggered a police probe and institutional soul searching at the university.

The 12,000-word report, authored by Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll and Derek Kravitz of the Columbia J-school, concluded that the magazine's editorial policies clearly have failed in catching the reportorial shortcomings by the story's author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

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