Paterno is Dead–NO–Wait he is Alive. News Sites Get it Wrong

Here we go again, another story that got rolling on Twitter, picked up steam, never got verified and turned out to be wrong.  Joe Paterno did not die Saturday afternoon.  How did this giant screw-up happen and what should journalists learn from it?

See the story from Poynter.

The managing editor of OnWard State the Penn State student blog, resigned over the false tweets:  read the letter to readers.

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