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Village Voice Pulls Story

The article “For-Profit Blues,” by Rob Sgobbo, a Columbia University Journalism student, was pulled from The Village Voice because Sgobbo created characters. Sgobbo fabricated “Matt Fraser” and “Tamicka Bourges” who were quoted in the story, leaving Tony Ortega, the paper’s Editor-in-Chief, no choice but to pull the piece. Ortega explained that the Voice first realized something was wrong when Berkley College claimed that a spokesperson, who was quoted by Sgobbo, never spoke to the writer.

A rough start to the weekend for Sgobbo. Maybe he can get over it by rededicating himself to his writing, or you know, just saying that he did.

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