It appears that readers may end up hearing the most comprehensive account of what went wrong with Rolling Stone’s disputed article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia from the magazine itself.
The New York Observer reported Tuesday that Rolling Stone was planning to address its errors in a re-reporting of its story on UVA, citing an anonymous source inside the magazine. The source compared the effort to the New York Times’ “correcting the record” report on the Jayson Blair scandal.
Two sources also confirmed to the Observer that the editor in charge of writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article, Sean Woods, submitted a letter of resignation to publisher Jann Wenner once the story unraveled. Wenner did not accept Wood’s resignation, according to the unnamed source.
Wenner told the newspaper that it was “not true” that Woods or Will Dana, the magazine’s managing editor, submitted a letter of resignation.