January 12, 2006

The Seattle P-I inaccurately reports findings in deposition

The Spectator

by Canda Harbaugh

January 11, 2006

Calls and emails poured into the administration office last month in response to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article that President Stephen Sundborg regarded as “inaccurate” and “inflammatory” and the P-I’s managing editor labeled “incomplete.”

The article, written by Claudia Rowe, was titled “Jesuit defends secrecy in priest sex case” and subtitled “In a previous post, SU leader didn’t report abuse.” It ran on Dec. 14, and spawned Internet blogs and a discussion on KIRO radio’s Dave Ross Show.

Even after the P-I published a 15-sentence correction, admitting the story contained “inaccuracies and an omission,” and Sundborg sent an e-mail to students, staff, faculty, alumni and SU friends, Internet bloggers continued to comment on the article, unaware of the corrections made.

Posted by kshaw at January 12, 2006 07:27 AM