Neither Blair nor Glass were punished for committing fraud in national publications -- if anything, they both profited from it. Here people are suffering, thousands of people. It was a way of life. Uncharacteristic behavior was not uncommon among people in the city or in the newsroom. Its reporters would win a record number of Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage. And yet you make up a story that your cousin died to get out an assignment. The year after he left the Times, Blair wrote a memoir, , published by New Millennium Books in 2004.
Blair was evaluated and an evaluation was specifically provided to the sports editor when the reporter was moved to the sports department. It got really, really bad for you in terms of the drug use. In the world of newspapers, The New York Times is at the top of the heap. The New York Times itself published an extraordinary four-page account detailing how Jayson Blair had defrauded the newspaper. Immediately after she was fired, Behziz was far from contrite. It's not what I wanted. And in the late 90s, The New Republic's Stephen Glass made up stories out of whole cloth.
Well what they failed to look at is how many stories there were and out of 700 plus stories, 50 corrections is not a high amount. Siegal, the recently retired assistant managing editor and now newsroom consultant who chaired the committee. They are so often ignored. Blair said he has thought about going to school for a psychology degree, but isn't sure if it would be the best fit for him. The editor in charge of the sniper coverage had never been informed of Blair's track record. The good, the bad, the ugly. And the mother said, n, he didn't have a girlfriend.
Since most of us feel constrained by rules, regulations and propriety, Glass's flamboyant fabrications provide a vicarious thrill. Boyd, the managing editor, quickly increased the size of the team to eight reporters, Mr. But after Raines, it is hard not to cast an unforgiving eye on Arthur Sulzberger Jr. That hurt a lot of people at the Times. By last October, the newspaper's top two editors -- who said they believed that Mr.
The media is in jackal mode—the paparazzi are staking out Times managers. In recent months, Miller had written several stories about alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They relied heavily on unnamed sources. Blair to escape a dismayed boss and land a fresh reporting assignment under an editor unaware of his shortcomings. It's also the most common assessment I've gotten from the members of the Siegal Committee, which was created by the paper's management after the Blair fiasco to recommend changes to assure the quality and integrity of the newsroom's methods of operation.
But during several telephone conversations last week, he declined repeated requests to help the newspaper correct the record or comment on any aspect of his work. Why was he given such a prominent role so quickly? Deeply religious, the Blairs stressed the importance of education for their two sons. In the fall of 2000, Joseph Lelyveld, then executive editor, the highest-ranking editor at The Times, sent the strong message that too many mistakes were finding their way into the news pages; someone had even misspelled the publisher's surname, Sulzberger. Both the United States attorney, Thomas M. Maureen Dowd In 2009, Maureen Dowd was a New York Times columnist. But you really need to slow down.
Today, Glass is sticking to fiction, and there's even a movie about him. It clearly violated the ethics and the roles of the profession. And every edition of the Times has hundreds of articles. Raines said last week, the paper handled the criticisms of both articles appropriately. Blair's correction rate at The Times was within acceptable limits. I was in awe of its history. That it began in college when you talked about the gas leak.
He said another soldier had lost his right leg when it had been amputated below the knee. But he returned to the Times in June 1999, with a year of coursework left to complete. I detected in him a real concern that they had published something incorrect. He selected details from photographs to create the impression he had been somewhere or seen someone, when he had not. There was the aftermath of September 11 to contend with, and just a few weeks later the Times was front and center in the anthrax attacks. The reporter, Jayson Blair, 27, misled readers and Times colleagues with dispatches that purported to be from Maryland, Texas and other states, when often he was far away, in New York.
In the months after the Jayson Blair story broke, a committee of distinguished journalists from inside and outside The New York Times investigated how the scandal could have happened at the paper. How do we know to believe a word you say? Pinder and others on the metropolitan desk by surprise. Blair was summoned to the newsroom to answer accusations of plagiarism lodged by The San Antonio Express-News. He took another brief leave. First, Blair and Glass were both young reporters when they fabricated stories.