The now-infamous feature by Sabrina Rubin Erdely described the alleged gang rape of "Jackie" at a University of Virginia fraternity party. After The Washington Post found inconsistencies in Jackie's story, Rolling Stone issued an apology on Dec. 5, though it has not fully retracted the article.
Columbia Journalism School will conduct an independent review into Rolling Stone's editorial and reporting process, according to a statement from Rolling Stone editor and publisher Jann S. Wenner. The investigation will be led by Steve Coll, the journalism school's dean, and Sheila Coronel, the dean of academic affairs. The pair will evaluate "the editorial process that led to the publication of the story."
When the review is complete, Rolling Stone will publish the entire report on its website and will publish excerpts in its print magazine.