By DANIEL VICTOR ProPublica This story was co-published with Poynter. The Onward State tweet that erroneously reported Joe Paterno’s death Saturday night and led to an avalanche of false reports in other outlets was based on the work of two student reporters: One was snookered by a false email, and one overstated his knowledge of the events, according [...]
@Adam_Jacobi In a series of tweets, Adam Jacobi says CBS let him go after he published a story Saturday night saying that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died. Jacobi tweets: I had an awesome 17 months … Read more
Onward State, the student news site that incorrectly reported Joe Paterno’s death Saturday night, has been cited as an example of the future of student media: a lean, social-media savvy news outlet dedicated to scooping the traditio...
News spread quickly Saturday evening that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died. Except, he hadn’t. Here is an account of how it happened. [View the story "False reports of Joe Paterno's death" on Storify]