Shattered Glass

Director: Billy Ray

USA|2003| Drama| 94 mins

In 2003, the reputation of The New York Times was damaged by revelations that their former journalist, Jayson Blair, had fabricated several of his stories. It wasn’t the first time, however, that a young journalist had made a name for himself by deception. This engaging film is based on the true story of reporter Stephen Glass, who made up some 27 of his 41 published stories while working for the political magazine, The New Republic.
Set in Washington in the late 90s, the film gives a detailed portrait of life on the newspaper. Glass is an approval-seeking popular journalist who impresses and succeeds until his fraud is finally exposed. This is an excellent film for students with an interest in media studies or citizenship.

u Director: Billy Ray

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