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JOUR 2300 Ch. 2 Guided Notes Learning Objectives Understand the importance and unique nature of journalism Get a sense of the various ways in which the traditional journalistic culture is challenged by changing distribution platforms and the broader media culture. Understand the competing visions of journalism as evidenced by the variety of definitions offered for it. Opening Anecdote “A Rape on Campus” Article that appeared in the November 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely Details in the story Victim attended a UVA frat party with a male friend. She was attacked in an upstairs bedroom. During the attack she was thrown to the floor, breaking a glass table and suffered severe cuts. When she found other friends at the party and left, they warned her not to say or report anything because their social lives would be ruined. When she did report the assault to university administrators, they were more interested in covering up the incident rather than investigating it. Results of the RS story Students were angry and protested. Fraternities were suspended. Administrators were held accountable. The state legislature took action. Problem: The story was not completely true. Disparities in the RS story The fraternity did not have a party on the date the victim indicated. No fraternity member was a friend of the victim. Her friends testified she told them a completely different story, and did not see any blood on her. Her friends offered to help her get help.
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How did RS get the story so wrong?
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  • Fall '11
  • RobertWernsman
  • journalism, Michael Jackson, Joe Paterno, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia Journalism school

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