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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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