How false reports of Joe Paterno's death were spread and debunked

News spread quickly Saturday evening that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died. Except, he hadn't. (Paterno's family announced his death on Sunday morning.)

Here is an account of how the misinformation spread.

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    Jeff Sonderman

    Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, helping to lead its use of research, tools, events, and strategic insights to advance and sustain journalism.

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