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3:10 AM 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 …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sources: Rolling Stone publisher won't dismiss or suspend anyone involved in faulty rape story  —  Public accounting near for Rolling Stone  —  Columbia University will publish the results Sunday of an extraordinary three-month review of Rolling Stone magazine's editorial processes.
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 …
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
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Tidal's launch shows that music labels remain important for some artists because they provide capital and marketing  —  Tidal and the Future of Music  —  I'm a couple of days late in writing about Tidal, Jay Z and friends' new streaming service, so I've been saved the trouble of predicting it will fail.
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 …
Winston Ross / Newsweek:
Confessions of a vulture journalist seeking a story at the Germanwings crash site  —  Confessions of a Vulture Journalist  —  By the time I arrived at the staging area in the French Alps last week, I was a day late to the biggest story in the world.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel …
Dave Levinthal / The Center for Public …:
Texas freelancer forms super PAC to represent the interests of journalists; many news organizations have guidelines preventing political activity  —  A super PAC for journalists?  —  Aligning with a political committee: most news reporters consider it a cardinal sin.
Discussion: @mjbeckel and @erinsiegal
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg Business:
Streaming's quick adoption may force cable companies to compete with each other, which they've avoided in the past  —  Why the Cable Companies You Hate May Be Forced to Compete Online  —  (Bloomberg) — The largest U.S. cable companies may be approaching a cliff they've long tried to avoid — competition with each other.
Discussion: @richbtig
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