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Davis Shaver: how @OnwardState came to inaccurately report that Joe Paterno had died

Onward State :: Last night was one of the worst moments of my entire life. But before I can explain what happened, you need to know a bit about Onward State. Onward State is a community news site, and that means that most decisions are made in a collaborative environment. To the best of my ability, given privacy considerations, I hope to explain how Onward State came to inaccurately report that Joe Paterno had died.

[Davis Shaver:] ... at around 8:00 p.m., one of our writers posted that he had received word from a source that Joe Paterno had died. The source had been forwarded an email ostensibly sent from a high-ranking athletics official (later found to be a hoax) to Penn State athletes with information of Paterno’s passing  — whom we later found out had not been honest in his information — confirmed to us that the email had been sent to football players. ...

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