The story of Stephen Glass goes a little like this:
Man has great story idea, works for awesome publication. Man makes up story even though it’d be pretty damn easy to just get the story. Actually, man does this a shit-ton an embarrasses himself, his publication and the world of journalism. Man loses job.
This is of course the children’s book version, sorry I didn’t have time to draw it out. There’s also a movie version called Shattered Glass (excellent film).
So, the moral is that this kid gets kicked out because he isn’t being ethical.
His next choice of careers? What better than law?
Glass is currently waiting for approval from the California Supreme Court so that he can start practicing according to this article.