Penn State Daily Collegian editor-in-chief Casey McDermott says a Sept. 7 page one story on the Paterno Catholic Center opening contains fabricated quotes attributed to Joe Paterno’s widow.
The Collegian is now in the process of reviewing the staff writer’s past work for any additional issues in the validity of quotes used or errors in attributing information gathered from outside sources.
The staff writer has been placed on suspension, pending completion of that review. Until the review is complete, additionally, an editor’s note will appear on each of the staff writer’s published articles online. The Sept. 7 article has been amended to remove the fabricated quotes and add attribution where it was missing, and an editor’s note also appears on that piece.