NEWLY FUNDED: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Samantha Grant's Doc, A Fragile Trust

Posted on May 5, 2011

ITVS recently approved funding for the documentary A Fragile Trust: Jayson Blair and The New York Times, which takes an inside look at the plagiarism scandal that rocked the paper in 2003.

A Fragile Trust by Samantha Grant tells the dramatic story of Jayson Blair, a young reporter whose shocking lies dealt a serious blow to the New York Times and forced the entire media industry to take a closer look at ethics, diversity, affirmative action, and responsibility in journalism. From the frantic buzz of New York City to the solitude of the Texas desert, the film goes inside the heart of the scandal, to hear from the management at the Times as well as Blair himself.

How could this have happened? Why did Blair do it? And how can we take the lessons learned forward into the future of journalism? All of these questions and more are examined in A Fragile Trust  , the first complete telling of this compelling and entertaining tale. Check back in with BTB to hear more from filmmaker Samantha Grant and about the documentary A Fragile Trust.


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