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Writer of Retracted Stories Faces Review

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Sat, 26 Mar 2005 09:21:24 -0500

By MARK JEWELL AP Business Writer

BOSTON (AP) -- A freelance journalist who authored two online news
articles that Technology Review magazine retracted over questions of
veracity is also facing review of stories she wrote for other

The journalist, Michelle Delio, is a 37-year-old New York City
freelance writer specializing in technology.

Delio said Friday that Technology Review's online version was correct
in retracting the two stories because they were based on an anonymous
source who misrepresented himself to her.

But she defended the rest of the work she has written over her
15-year career as truthful., for whom Delio has long been a contributor, published
a note to readers citing this month's retractions by and saying it had assigned a journalism
professor to review articles written by Delio.

The online publication has not, however, removed any of the hundreds
of stories Delio has written for it, said Wired News' managing editor
Marty Cortinas.

Adam Penenberg, a New York University professor who also writes a
media column for Wired News, was to do the review.


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