May 31, 2005

Sore Throat

by Nick Montfort · , 8:45 pm

What happens when your journalism classes do a four year investigation into who Deep Throat was, publish their results on the Web, garner huge amounts of press coverage, and then turn out to be wrong?

5 Responses to “Sore Throat”

  1. Gunther Says:

    Laughing stock?

  2. Jason Scott Says:


  3. tWB Says:

    Your journo students learn the valuable skill called “issuing a retraction.”

  4. Stephen Says:

    Hopefully you do a follow-up analysis of where your chain of logic fell flat.

  5. Dennis G. Jerz Says:

    According to USA Today:

    Bill Gaines, the professor who directed the study, said Tuesday that “we have to accept” that they were wrong “because Woodward says so, and he’s the only person who really knows.”

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