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1:50 PM ET, April 6, 2015


 Top News: 
Rolling Stone:
Rolling Stone and UVA: The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Report  —  A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Last November, we published a story, ‘A Rape on Campus’ [RS 1223], that centered around a University of Virginia student's horrifying account of her alleged gang rape at a campus fraternity house.
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Rolling Stone retracts UVA rape article following investigation that found the magazine failed to verify basic details; writer Sabrina Erdely apologizes  —  Rolling Stone Retracts Article on Rape at University of Virginia  —  Rolling Stone magazine retracted its article about a brutal gang rape …
New York Times:
Statement From Writer of Rolling Stone Rape Article, Sabrina Erdely  —  Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of a now-discredited article in Rolling Stone magazine about a rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, issued this statement:  —  “The past few months, since my Rolling Stone article …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Phi Kappa Psi to ‘pursue all available legal action’ against Rolling Stone  —  The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia said Monday that it is moving forward with a possible lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in the wake of the now-retracted “Rape on Campus” article.
Discussion: Mediaite, Guardian, NBC News and The Week
Elizabeth Spayd / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Columbia University's Steve Coll and Sheila Coronel on Rolling Stone report: “This was a systematic and collective failure”  —  What was the single point of failure at Rolling Stone?  The authors of Columbia's investigative report answer that and more
In press conf, Rolling Stone report authors say problem was with methodology, not Jackie  —  Rolling Stone report authors defer to the magazine on why no one has been fired … The authors of Columbia Journalism School's  —  Here are some of the questions the authors answered on Monday.
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Vox buys data science start-up OpBandit to track readers better  —  Vox Media, the US digital publisher, has bought a data science start-up as it looks to track more closely how readers view, share and interact with content across the internet.  —  OpBandit tracks information about readers …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
John Oliver lands Edward Snowden interview from Russia  —  HBO comedian John Oliver scored his biggest coup yet: an in-depth interview in Russia with whistleblower Edward Snowden.  —  The comedian surprised viewers on Sunday night by revealing that he visited Russia last week and met with Snowden …
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Comcast Recruits Its Beneficiaries to Lobby for Time Warner Deal  —  WASHINGTON — The letters have come from all around the United States — from the Nutmeg Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Connecticut, the Houston Area Urban League and even the Dan Marino Foundation in Fort Lauderdale …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sling TV apologizes for choppy streams during March Madness, but it's unclear what went wrong  —  Sling TV Says It Dropped the Ball During March Madness.  When Will Web TV Be Ready for Primetime?  —  Yesterday was a big test for Sling TV: How would the Web TV service do when lots …
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