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CBS employee fired over Paterno episode

Poynter reports:  Former CBSSports.com employee Adam Jacobi says CBS let him go after he published a story last Saturday night saying that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died when he was still alive. If this was a … Continue reading

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Post script: Premature reports of Joe Paterno’s death raise questions about some news organizations

More revelations today about news organizations that failed to independently confirm unsubstantiated reports last night that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died. Paterno has since died, but at the time he was still alive. Saturday night, Penn … Continue reading

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Premature reports of Joe Paterno’s death raise questions about some news organizations

It’s a sin in the journalism profession to fail to independently confirm rumors as fact before reporting them. Usually, you confirm the facts from more than one source.  That’s a basic Journalism 101 rule. Unfortunately, it happens too often, especially … Continue reading

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