A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power And Jayson Blair At The New York Times (2014)

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accountability in the mainstream media. Featuring exclusive interviews, including Blair himself, A FRAGILE TRUST is the first film to tell the whole sordid story of the scandal while exploring these deeper themes. SYNOPSIS: Logline (37 words): A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Samantha Grant, Richard Levien
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Lightness of touch is missing from the film, which features animated graphics and an ominous score.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
New York Times
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Director Samantha Grant chronicles an ignominious but fascinating chapter in modern journalism in this solid doc.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
New York Daily News
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On the most basic level, [Grant] tells a clear and thorough story about the most damaging plagiarism scandal in the history of America's flagship newspaper, and about the ambiguous and troubled individual who sparked it.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
Salon.com
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It's a swift, vivid movie, but 10 years past the scandal, not much is new.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
New York Post
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While mostly well made, and certain to serve as a handy précis for the J-school set, A Fragile Trust is more a soiling reminder than a revelation for anyone already familiar with Blair's case.

Full Review… | April 8, 2014
Village Voice
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One of the Gray Lady's most embarrassing moments comes to complex life in this tough-minded analysis that explores issues of race, affirmative action and institutional inertia.

Full Review… | April 8, 2014
Time Out
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