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Troubled Times

Author: Chris Bury; Bob Jamison; ABC News Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Chronicles the rise and fall of African-American journalist Jayson Blair, a reporter at the New York Times. Discuss whether it was race that fueled his rapid promotions at The Times and prompted management to ignore reports of his inaccurate work. Assesses the impact of the scandal on The Times and the credibility of the news media and equal opportunity.
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Named Person: Jayson Blair; Jayson Blair
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bury; Bob Jamison; ABC News Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 54505444
Performer(s): Host, Chris Bury ; reporter, Bob Jamison.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on May 15, 2003 as a segment of the ABC News program Nightline.
Description: 1 videocassette (23 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Jayson Blair story :
Favoritism and plagiarism at the New York Times
Nightline (Television program)
Responsibility: ABC News Productions.

Abstract:

Chronicles the rise and fall of African-American journalist Jayson Blair, a reporter at the New York Times. Discuss whether it was race that fueled his rapid promotions at The Times and prompted management to ignore reports of his inaccurate work. Assesses the impact of the scandal on The Times and the credibility of the news media and equal opportunity.

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