So, first Howard writes about my hometown [of Youngstown, Ohio,] and another of its ever-embarrassing moments here in discussing the naked anchorwoman.
Then, he writes about "Shattered Glass," the movie that -- apparently -- he and I were both watching last night. Get out of my mind, Howard!
Seriously though, "Shattered Glass," is a sad story about overeager motivation and the pressure put on young journalists to (over?)perform. NYU's Jay Rosen provides one of the more insightful looks into the problems of today's journalism at PRESSthink. Although I have found I often disagree with him, he's always a good read.
The message of "Shattered Glass" is just one more reason to encourage journalists to learn more about the subjects they cover. (See my post here about the discontinuation of a Yale Law School program for journalists.)
Also, is it just me or does Aspen Publishing have some secret movie product placement deal? The casebook Glass is reading in "Shattered Glass" is an Aspen book, as was a prominently displayed book on the police chief's bookshelf in "Starsky & Hutch." Go figure.