This is the belief that overtook the Rolling Stone staff. I wish the Columbia report, as good as it is, told us more than it does about that. Bit by bit the readers get eclipsed from this view.
Asked about contacting these people, she answers with their fitness as an emblem. Because it was so powerful, because they found her credible.
He finds her story believable. Maybe the hunt for such was ill-conceived from the start. Anyone who wishes truly to understand this episode should, after absorbing Columbia report, go back and listen to the podcast interview Hanna Rosin of Slate did with Rolling Stone author Sabrina Erdely, Nov.
They could have dropped Jackie and told many other stories, Will Dana says in the report. He should be listened to on the report. We found no extenuating circumstances.
If a source is felt to be credible, the entire story can ride on that. These ripple through the report. Start with a proven case: How could we have screwed up so badly? But what made them vulnerable to that belief? Rosin asks near the end of it: How can both be true?
Bradley is a a former George magazine editor who was duped by Stephen Glass, a famous fabricator of stories at the New Republic. Overall, I think the report is impressively reported and soundly reasoned.
She was sent on a search for where to set it.
They did it as a public service and a gift to the profession of journalism. THAT is the story: He was the first journalist to raise serious doubts about the Rolling Stone story. Then find another and dig in on that. A remarkable conclusion, considering the stakes.
They did it because they thought it was important. Dig in on that. Richard Bradley at his site: For those seeking further understanding, the five best things I found are: Factor that in as you evaluate what I have to say, some of which is critical.
As a journalism professor, I am grateful to them for this work. Because this time we screwed up really badly. Leah Finnegan at Gawker.The latest Technology news, reviews & opinion from The Sydney Morning Herald covering IT, Mobile, Internet, Social, Industrial & Research Technology and Science.
The key decision Rolling Stone made was made at the beginning: to settle on a narrative — indifference to campus rape — and then go off in search of the story that would work just right for that narrative.Download