Release date:April 11, 2014
Screenwriters:Samantha Grant, Richard Levien
"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. In 2003, Blair was caught plagiarizing and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details in dozens of stories published in the Times. The daily operations of the Times newsroom became a public spectacle as every major news outlet picked up the story and ran with it. Featuring exclusive interviews with everyone involved, including former Executive Editor Howell Raines and Blair himself, "A Fragile Trust" is the first film to tell the whole sordid story of the scandal while exploring deeper themes of power, ethics, and responsibility in the mainstream media.