QiTing Zeng, Reporter

Ethics, sometimes known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. Journalism is gathering, processing, and dissemination of news and information related to the news to an audience; which means journalist has the duty to tell the truth to the public. Shattered Glass is a true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles. Truth is the most important of the journalism.

According to the movie Shattered Glass, Stephen Randall Glass is an American and form journalist. In 1998, it was revealed that as many as half of his published articles were fabrications. Over a three-year period as a young rising star at The New Republic, Glass invented cartoons, sources and events, concepts of right and wrong conduct in articles he wrote for that magazine and others. Most of Glass’s articles were of the entertaining and humorous type; some were based entirely on fictional events.

“Hello, my name is Stephen Glass, and I’m sorry.”28glass-sprinkle-tmagSF

Jayson Blair is an American former journalist with The New York Times. He resigned from the newspaper in May 2003 in the wake of the discovery of plagiarism and fabrication in his stories.

“A staff reporter for The New York Times committed frequent acts of journalistic fraud while covering significant news events in recent months, an investigation by Times journalists has found. The widespread fabrication and plagiarism represent a profound betrayal of trust and a low point in the 152-year history of the newspaper.”imagesXELL6IHX

Janet Leslie Cooke is an American former journalist. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for an article written for The Washington Post, but the story was later discovered to have been fabricated.

“Needle marks freckling the baby-smooth skin of his thin, brown arms.”ja