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Rolling Stone Fact-Checker Didn't Ask About Alleged Rape Victim In Emails With UVA Officials

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- A Rolling Stone fact-checker didn't ask University of Virginia officials via email about an alleged 2012 gang rape described in an explosive and now unraveling article published last month.

Bloomberg Rescinded Offer To Writer Jessica Pressler After New York Magazine Hoax

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Bloomberg News rescinded a job offer this week to New York magazine writer Jessica Pressler after her profile of a teenage stock-picking multi-millionaire proved to be a hoax, according to a source familiar with the matter. The student had lied about making tens of millions of dollars on Wall Street.

NYT Magazine's Joel Lovell Joining This American Life And The Atavist Magazine

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Joel Lovell, who served as a New York Times Magazine deputy editor and was most recently working on special projects for the paper, is leaving Friday to take on two new roles in narrative journalism.

Alex Burns Leaves Politico

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Alex Burns, a senior political reporter for Politico, has quietly left the news organization, according to sources familiar with the move. Burns, who joined Politico straight from Harvard in 2008, was one of the news organization's longest serving reporters and best-known writers.

Politico's Dan Berman Joins National Journal

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Politico White House editor Dan Berman is joining National Journal as an assistant managing editor, according to a staff memo. National Journal editor-in-chief Tim Grieve, who was previously at Politico, recalled in the memo how he worked with Berman on the launch of Politico Pro, the company's premium policy news service.

Rolling Stone Writer Contacting UVA Students As Magazine Reviews Disputed Article

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of a now-disputed Rolling Stone story on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, hasn't spoken publicly as her explosive story has unraveled over the past two weeks.

Rolling Stone Ducks Questions As UVA Rape Story Keeps Unraveling

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- The Washington Post revealed additional inconsistencies Wednesday night in Rolling Stone's controversial story of an alleged 2012 gang rape at the University of Virginia. The Post's T. Rees Shapiro, whose previous reporting prompted Rolling Stone to issue an editor's note Friday acknowledging some discrepancies, has now interviewed three students mentioned in the story as friends of Jackie, the alleged victim.

News Outlets Protest Exclusion From Senate Torture Report Briefing

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Three news organizations, including The Huffington Post, are protesting the "apparently deliberate exclusion" from the Senate Intelligence Committee's Tuesday morning background briefing held prior to the release of its long-awaited report on CIA torture.

White House Correspondents Association Wants More White House Correspondents At Dinner

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- The White House Correspondents' Association is urging news organizations to resist jockeying for celebrity guests for April's annual dinner and try to invite more actual White House correspondents, according to a Wednesday email sent to WHCA members and bureau chiefs.

CIA Misled Media To Shape Coverage Of Torture, Senate Report Finds

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- The CIA provided "inaccurate" information to journalists in effort to shape coverage of its detention and interrogation program, according to the Senate Intelligence Committee's bombshell torture report.
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Dec 20, 2014

NYT's @deanbaquet tells @Sulliview he’s become "much, much, much more reluctant” to withhold info at govt's request: nyti.ms/1CeEkov

Dec 20, 2014

@EmilyJBrill I've tried. In this, didn't say if factchecker asked by phone. In another, RS not saying if Erdely's part of internal review.

Dec 20, 2014

Rolling Stone fact-checker didn’t ask about Jackie’s case in emails with UVA. No word yet if she did by phone: huff.to/13mxxtM

Dec 20, 2014

RT @edmundlee: reaching out to the person you're writing about isn't some exotic practice of journalism...it's what you should always be doing.

Dec 20, 2014

@EmilyJBrill Good point. Wish RS would discuss their fact checking process, but still ducking questions until it's own review is done.

Dec 19, 2014

UVA officials expressed concerns Erdely was mischaracterizing another UVA sexual assault case she'd been looking into huff.to/13mxxtM

Dec 19, 2014

Rolling Stone fact-checker didn’t ask about Jackie’s case in emails with UVA officials: huff.to/13mxxtM

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