After The Washington Post and several other media outlets began questioning the accuracy of details in an article alleging a brutal rape at UVA, the Columbia Journalism School will review the editorial process, according to the magazine’s editor.
The November article featured a graphic account of a gang rape by a young woman dubbed “Jackie.” It generated worldwide attention, with organizations and lawmakers calling for stricter measures for how sexual assaults are handled on college campuses.
Weeks later, Rolling Stone backed away from the story, after reports questioned Jackie’s account of what happened that night.
In a statement released Monday, Rolling Stone’s editor Jann S. Wenner said: “We have asked the Columbia Journalism School to conduct an independent review – headed by Dean Steve Coll and Dean of Academic Affairs Shelia Coronel – of the editorial process that led to the publication of this story. As soon as they are finished, we will publish their report.”
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