Source:1574Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll, Bruce Shapiro, Teresa Braeckel, Elana Newman, Nicole Noren
Affiliation:Columbia Journalism School, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, St. Patrick Center, University of Tulsa, ESPN
The controversy over Rolling Stone's retracted story "A Rape On Campus" raised new challenges for investigations involving sexual assault at universities and other institutions. Is it possible to report with empathy toward victims and still meet standards of accuracy and fairness? What obligations do reporters have toward students who press sexual assault claims - and to those who are accused? What are the best practices in covering campus sexual assault stories, and what are the lessons learned from the Rolling Stone debacle?