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8:50 AM ET, April 6, 2015

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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.
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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:
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.
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
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 …
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.
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Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Inside Conde Nast's distribution deals for its 8-month-old video platform The Scene, in which partners like Buzzfeed and Vox get 60% of the revenue split  —  Inside Condé Nast's video deals  —  At Condé Nast, yesterday's competitors are today's collaborators.
Discussion: @seangriffey and @digiday
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
 
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Alex Sherman / Bloomberg Business:
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