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Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood featuring Shattered Glass

Sunday Oct 21, 2018

423 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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See the true story of reporter Stephen Glass and how his series of colorful, amusing feature stories for The New Republic turned out to be fake. A panel discussion follows the film.

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Fake News! Journalism Goes to Hollywoodfilm and discussion series continues October 21, 2:00 pm, at the historic KiMo Theatre with "Shattered Glass.” 

"Shattered Glass," the true story of reporter Stephen Glass and how his series of colorful, amusing feature stories for The New Republic turned out to be fake. A glimpse at one of journalism's more famous scandals. 

Following the film, Weekly Alibi Managing editor and film critic, Devin D. O'Leary, will moderate a discussion on the movie’s themes and on the importance of journalism in today’s society. Panelists include Pauly Denetclaw, Diné journalist for the Navajo Times,Harvey McGuinness, reporter for The New Mexican, and Gwyneth Doland, multi-media journalist. The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. 


Pauly Denetclaw is Diné and Manuelito, N.M. She is Haltsooi (Meadow People) born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering People). Denetclaw is currently a staff reporter for the Navajo Times in Window Rock, Arizona. She was a Senior Fellow for Generation Justice (GJ), a nationally recognized multimedia project that teaches young people how to harness the power of media, and she has service as freelance reporter for National Native News (NNN), an international five-minute radio news program that covers Indian Country. As part of the first cohort of Knight-CUNYJ Journalism Fellows, she spent the summer working in New York City NPR’s Latino USA in 2015. She is a recipient of the Native American Journalist Association’s 2016 Richard LaCourse investigative journalism award alongside Antonia Gonzales. 

Harvery McGuinness is a junior at Santa Fe High School and a writer/reporter for The New Mexican. In his time with The New Mexican, he has covered the Santa Fe mayoral election, the March for Our Lives on Washington, D.C. and its accompanying movement, the proliferation of fake news and misinformation, as well as substance abuse.

Gwyneth Doland has been a multimedia reporter in New Mexico since 1999 working in print (New Mexico Magazine, the Santa Fe Reporter and Weekly Alibi), online (New Mexico in Depth and the New Mexico Independent), on the radio at KUNM, and on New Mexico PBS. She teaches courses including multimedia writing, intercultural communication, and media law and ethics in the Communication and Journalism Department at UNM. Gwyneth was previously the executive director for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, and has served on the boards of the Society of Professional Journalists and Journalism and Women Symposium.

Devin D. O'Leary has served as the film section editor and chief film critic for the Weekly Alibi newspaper in Albuquerque, NM for 25 years. Last year he took over as the paper's managing editor. He has been the booker and host for Midnight Movie Madness at Guild Cinema since 2002. He was the founder of the Alibi Short Film Fiesta and served as its curator for 10 years. Mr. O'Leary spent the summer of 2008 in Hong Kong co-teaching a class on the history of Hong Kong film to a group of filmmaking students from New Mexico State University. He has written and produced four independent feature films here in New Mexico.

Fake News! Journalism Goes to Hollywood is part of the "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" initiative, which is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The series is aimed at deepening the public's knowledge and appreciation of the interconnections joining democracy, the humanities, journalism and an informed citizenry. 

Special thanks go to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of the initiative and to the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. Thanks, too, to the City of Albuquerque's KiMo Theatre as a major sponsor of the series.

See also: Reel World

Fake News

The New Mexico Humanities Council’s “Fake News! Journalism Goes to Hollywood” series is back at KiMo Theatre (423 Central Ave. NW) this Sunday, Oct. 21, with a screening of the 2003 drama Shattered Glass. Hayden Christensen stars as infamous real-life journalist Stephen Glass, who was discovered to have fabricated over half his articles for The New Republic magazine. After the film special guest panelists Pauly Dentclaw (Navajo Times), Harvey McGuinness (The New Mexican) and Gwyneth Doland (The Santa Fe Reporter, New Mexico Independent, KUNM) engage in a discussion about the impact of democracy, the humanities and journalism on an informed citizenry. Admission is free. Film starts at 2pm.

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