No firings at Rolling Stone over flawed story, ‘A Rape on Campus’

By Brian Stelter Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner has decided not to take any disciplinary action against the editors or fact-checkers involved in the discredited story “A Rape on Campus.” This means no one will be dismissed or suspended as a result of the error-filled story, according to people with direct knowledge of the decision. Wenner believes the missteps by the magazine’s staff members — from managing editor Will Dana on down — were unintentional, not purposefully deceitful. “Mr. Wenner had the chance to show that his publications seek the highest level of journalistic standards, thus establishing some measure of trust. Instead, he simply perpetuated the notion that he and his staff lack any real merit in terms of serving as influential members of our fourth estate. Not to mention, the upcoming lawsuits that are certain to pop up will undoubtedly expose more of the ignorance and arrogance of the Rolling Stone staff.” Read the full article here:

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