|Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM
"A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times/Lies"
Samantha Grant's film tells the story of Jayson Blair, a promising young African-American reporter, caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details. It becomes a tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, hierarchy, white guilt and power struggles. There were accusations of favoritism, lowered standards for minorities and newsroom racism, while minority journalists felt as if they were under the microscope. G