A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair at the New York Times

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair at the New York Times
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This film tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. In 2003 Blair was caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details in...

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Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (NR)
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 18 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

This film tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. In 2003 Blair was caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details in dozens of different stories published in the Times. The ensuing media frenzy left a major blemish on the history of the 'Old Grey Lady', which just a year earlier won a record 7 Pulitzer prizes for its coverage of 9/11. It was a spectacular fall for both Blair and the paper. The daily operations of the Times newsroom became a public spectacle as every major news outlet picked up the story and ran with it. The fact that Blair is African-American was emphasized again and again as accounts of the 'Blair Affair' served up sordid details in a soap-opera style tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, hierarchy, white guilt, and power struggles inside the hallowed halls of the New York Times.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 18 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, May 02, 2014-Limited
    Friday, April 11, 2014-NY
  • MPAA Rating
    (NR)
  • Genre
    Documentary
  • Producer(s)
    N/A
  • Director(s)
    Samantha Grant
  • Writer(s)
    Samantha Grant, Richard Levien
  • Studio
    N/A
  • Format(s)
    2D

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