Why Journalists (and Prosecutors) Should Heed the Rolling Stone Lesson

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James Doyle

Criminal justice journalists need the public's trust as much as the criminal justice system operators they cover.

And both can jeopardize that trust, in the same way, by yielding to the same temptations.

That is among the lessons of the analysis published by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (CGSJ) of Rolling Stone's disastrous and eventually retracted story of an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity party. Rolling Stone has published . . .

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