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Review on disputed rape report almost complete

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We might finally get some answers about that notorious Rolling Stone rape story published last November. When the magazine published reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s account of the ritualistic gang-rape of a University of Virginia student, UVA officials and readers around the world were shocked. But when other journalists started investigating Erdely’s reporting, they found that the story didn’t add up; some of the main characters didn’t seem to exist. Within weeks, Erdely’s editors had posted an apology online, but we’ve yet to hear a full account of how her story slipped through the fact-checkers. In December, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner enlisted the help of a team of researchers at Columbia Journalism School, including Dean Steve Coll, and Wenner told CNN he is expecting the story in about two weeks.

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