Stephen Glass’s Ceiling

When I teach Introduction to Journalism, I always show Shattered Glass, the 2003 movie about New Republic staff writer Stephen Glass who was discovered to have fabricated quite a number of stories--or parts of stories--over his short career. I don't show it simply as a cautionary tale, but because the movie details so well the … Continue reading Stephen Glass’s Ceiling

How Not to Be a Journalist

Patrick Howley, an assistant editor at The American Spectator, gives a master class in how not to commit journalism in a piece posted October 8 on "Occupy" events in Washington, DC.  His article should be read by both those interested in becoming journalists (as a guide to behavior to avoid) and those trying to understand the … Continue reading How Not to Be a Journalist