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July 24th, 2003 • Quill Archives
Making race the issue

I was up late on a Saturday, checking the news before I turned in for the night, when I stumbled across some details about Jayson Blair. Until that moment, I cared only peripherally about this guy. The young New York Times reporter had faked a bunch of quotes, invented people and stolen from the work of other journalists.