Fallout from the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus”


Guests: Hanna Rosin, Erik Wemple and Laura Dunn

The editors of Rolling Stone have said they no longer can stand by the article they published about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia citing discrepancies in the victim’s account and the reporter’s failure to include other sources in the article. The magazine has also come under fire from victim’s advocates who say that questioning the veracity of the story could discourage other victims from coming forward for fear that they will not be believed. In this hour of Radio Times we’ll talk about the fall-out from the Rolling Stone piece and what it tells us about rape on college campuses as well as journalism ethics. Our guests are HANNA ROSIN editor at Slate’s Double X, and Washington Post media critic ERIK WEMPLE. Then we’ll hear from LAURA DUNN, a sexual assault survivor and founder and director of SurvJustice, about what universities should do to make campuses safer.

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