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Faulty sourcing led to early, erroneous report of Paterno’s death

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 [...]
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Media outlets scramble to report false claim of Paterno's death

News : CNN's This Just In (3 years ago)

The race to report started at 8:45 p.m. Saturday. The Penn State student news website Onward State posted an item saying legendary former football coach Joe Paterno had died. Within minutes, the misinformation pinged from one major ... Read Post

How false reports of Joe Paterno’s death were spread and debunked

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (3 years ago)

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] Read Post

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News : NewsFeed (3 years ago)

The premature announcement of Joe Paterno's death Saturday night was perhaps a precursor to Sunday morning's reality. Read Post


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