In our news wrap Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry met face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, to discuss divisions over Ukraine, Syria and other issues. Also, Iran announced that its warships will escort a cargo ship to Yemen, drawing a warning from Washington. The Iranians said they’re sending humanitarian aid, not weapons for Shiite rebels. Continue reading
The University of Virginia is suing the company that owns Rolling Stone, the magazine itself and a reporter for libel after Rolling Stone published an erroneous and now-retracted article about gang rape on the college campus, according to Reuters. Continue reading
A new report scrutinizes the many layers of error uncovered in a Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Gwen Ifill talks to Steve Coll of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism about failures by the reporter and editors to verify the account. Alison Kiss of the Clery Center for Security on Campus discusses how it may affect other victims. Continue reading
An independent review of a Rolling Stone article about the alleged gang rape of a University of Virginia student has found the magazine failed in the “reporting, editing, editorial supervision and fact-checking” of the now-discredited story.
Last year, Rolling Stone published a story about a gang rape of a student at the University of Virginia, but inconsistencies raised doubt about the story’s validity. Now after a five-month investigation, the Charlottesville police say they could not conclude the assault took place. Judy Woodruff learns more about the findings from T. Rees Shapiro of The Washington Post. Continue reading
The University of Virginia has reinstated Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the heart of a Rolling Stone story involving an alleged gang rape, after Charlottesville police said they did not find “any substantive basis” for the allegations. Continue reading
Rolling Stone Editor and Publisher Jan Wenner released an editor’s note saying the magazine will enlist administrators at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism to conduct an independent review of the editorial process that led to the publication of a November article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.
WASHINGTON — Only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police, according to a new Justice Department report providing insight into why so many victims choose not to pursue criminal charges. Continue reading
Rolling Stone magazine published a note to readers this afternoon saying they no longer have confidence in the account given by the woman featured in the piece of a rape that allegedly took place at a University of Virginia fraternity … Continue reading