Jayson Blair, Life Coach

What happens to journalists after they resign in disgrace from their journalism jobs? Where do they go, and what do they do?

Judy Miller, for one, joined a think tank and occasionally writes for The Daily Beast. Janet Cooke sold the rights to her story to a film studio. Stephen Glass, who has nothing if not a penchant for flair, went to law school, wrote a “biographical novel” (entitled, aptly, The Fabulist), and joined an LA-area comedy troupe.


So what’s Jayson Blair, The New York Times’s own Fabulist, doing these days? Apparently, advising the wayward about how to live fulfilling and ethical lives. Yep: Jayson Blair is now…a life coach.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.