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Paterno death shows problems with 24-hour news cycle

It all happened in 15 minutes. At 8:45 p.m., the Penn State student news website Onward State said Joe Paterno died. picked up the story next, prompting other news outlets to follow. But they got it wrong. It was Paterno's son who made the call to CNN stating Joe Paterno was in critical condition, not dead.

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