[a] Although the film is not explicit on this point, what seems to be driving Stephen Glass? As
best as you can tell, what are his life goals and aspirations? Did he truly "know himself,"
including his own strengths and weaknesses?
[b] Again, we can only hypothesize, but--before his downfall-- how do you think Glass would
assess his own intelligence? Is it likely he saw himself as smarter than his colleagues and
[c] Identify and discuss at least two strategies for deception Glass used.
Why did they ultimately
[d] Did Glass leave what Greenspan called "a trail of casualties" in his wake? Who/what was
hurt/damaged by his deception?
[e] What advice would you give to editors about how to avoid hiring someone like Stephen
Glass? What kind of pre-employment screening do you recommend?