Village Voice
Voice editor Tony Ortega says freelancer Rob Sgobbo made up a character, "Tamicka Bourges," who claimed she'd amassed a large debt at Berkeley College without obtaining a degree. Also, the GAO told the Voice that there's no spokesperson there named "Matt Fraser," whom the story quoted. (An earlier version of this summary said Sgobbo is a Columbia journalism student. He graduated last year, a dean tells Romenesko.)
> New York Daily News stops using Sgobbo as a freelancer