Journalism Assignment | Journalism
After watching Shattered Glass and reading “Fabrication in Journalism” in files, answer this prompt. Your response should be at least 250 words. I am looking for critical thinking about the movie and journalism ethics. Cite the week’s readings or at least make reference to how they have informed your thinking.
This movie will bring up lots of issues. Chiefly, how the heck did Stephen Glass get away with this level of deception at a large magazine with top-notch editors and fact-checkers? Why do you think his colleagues didn’t catch on and still defended him when the evidence was growing. How do you think this egregious behavior erodes the public trust in journalism?