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

2014

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

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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 he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. The story of "The Blair Affair" is both a compelling, character-‐driven narrative about an important chapter in the history of journalism, and a complex story about power, ethics, representation, race, and 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. (c) Official Site

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  • "A Fragile Trust" lays it all out, sometimes in manipulative ways, but always with clarity, so that you understand what happened and how it happened.

    April 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Lightness of touch is missing from the film, which features animated graphics and an ominous score.

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

    April 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

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

    April 10, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • While mostly well made, and certain to serve as a handy prcis for the J-school set, A Fragile Trust is more a soiling reminder than a revelation for anyone already familiar with Blair's case.

    April 8, 2014 | Full Review…

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