Aftermath of Rolling Stone Story Goes Beyond Journalism

December 9, 2014

By Press-Gazette Media Editorial Board at Green Bay Press-Gazette

The anger and outrage one felt after reading the Rolling Stone cover story that detailed the alleged gang rape of a University of Virginia student at a frat party were understandable. Even justified.

But those emotions were tempered after details emerged on the veracity of the woman's account and how badly the magazine reported, edited and fact-checked — or didn't fact-check — the story.

In the Nov. 19 Rolling Stone story, "A rape on campus: A brutal assault and struggle for justice at UVA," reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely details the sexual assault of a student named "Jackie" by seven men in a darkened room at a frat party and the callous disregard for her well-being by the perpetrators and inaction by the university...

Schools: University of Virginia