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Editor's note: Explaining the retraction of an article from The Chronicle's website Friday afternoon

On Wednesday, an article was published in the Recess section describing a writer’s experience at the Alec Benjamin concert at the Ritz in Raleigh. 

The writer of the story claimed that a security guard told him a concertgoer fell from a balcony. Recess editors did not adequately fact check the piece and, post-publication, The Chronicle could not verify the incident. 

Because the claim was published without adequate fact-checking, the article was removed from The Chronicle’s website. Going forward, members of Chronicle staff will be reminded of our fact checking policies and journalistic standards. 

In order to hold ourselves accountable and keep a public record of our content, a PDF of the article has been attached below.


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Milla Surjadi | Editor-in-Chief

Milla Surjadi is a Trinity junior and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle's 118th volume.

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