Slate knocks down NYDN's "projects-to-Ph.D" story

Slate | New York Daily News
The Daily News reported on Aug. 24 that hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shante earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell to the tune of $217,000 -- all covered by Warner Music. Ben Sheffner did some digging and found that "virtually everything about the Daily News' heartwarming 'projects-to-Ph.D.' story appears to be false."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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