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I learned of this case last week, kudos to the students who did some muck-raking of their own and found o,the truth in this messy situation.

College Media Matters

Student Who Helped Deadspin Break Te’o Hoax Story Remembers Thinking ‘Wow, This is Absolutely Nuts’

Notre Dame Student Paper Apologizes, Examines ‘What Went Wrong’ with Manti Te’o Girlfriend Hoax Coverage

Both Deadspin reporters who pieced together the big story of the moment— the non-existence of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend– are students.

Timothy Burke is a Ph.D. candidate in communications at the University of South Florida.  (OK, yes, just technically still a student.)  And Jack Dickey is a straight-up senior at Columbia University, on winter break when he began the investigation.

Along with Deadspin editor Tommy Craggs, the pair transformed a tip last Friday into an enormous scoop.  Their hoax de Te’o exclusive has truly shocked the sports world and general public, caught the media establishment flat-footed and in a few cases red-faced, and cemented the term “catfish” into the modern lexicon.

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Written by hayne2jr

January 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

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