In February, SB Nation published “Who Is Daniel Holtzclaw?,” a lengthy profile of a college football player turned cop turned convicted serial rapist. The story, by freelancer Jeff Arnold and edited by Glenn Stout, was so roundly criticized for showing one-sided sympathy to Holtzclaw that it was deleted within hours and replaced by an editor’s note calling it “a complete failure,” and Stout was shortly fired. Today, SB Nation released the findings from a panel made up of five editors (four from within Vox Media) tasked with investigating the process of publication.
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