Spotlight Fellowship to award $100,000 for reporting, research project

By Sacha Pfeiffer, The Boston Globe ‘Spotlight’ on the IRE Radio Podcast Listen to Pfeiffer, Walter Robinson and Marty Baron discuss the Globe’s reporting in 2002 and 2003. Fifteen years ago, my Boston Globe Spotlight team colleagues and I published our first story about the Catholic Church’s widespread cover-up of clergy sex abuse. It was…

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‘Spotlight’ journalists take us behind the movie, discuss the future of investigative reporting

By Emma Henderson “The truth may never be known.” That quote from an article in the Boston Globe is what motivated Marty Baron to get the paper’s Spotlight team to investigate the Archdiocese of Boston. The team’s reporting uncovered an unprecedented and elaborate cover-up of clergy sexual abuse of children. Now, more than a decade…

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IRE Preview: From investigation to movie, behind the scenes of Spotlight

Get an insider’s view of the Oscar-winning movie that featured the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team at our Friday showcase panel. Three members of the Globe staff who played key roles in the Catholic Church investigation – Spotlight editor Walter Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes and Sacha Pfeiffer, and executive editor Martin Baron ­­– will be joined…

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Fellowship inspired by ‘Spotlight’ to award funding, support to investigative journalists

By Sacha Pfeiffer, The Boston Globe ‘Spotlight’ on the IRE Radio Podcast Listen to Pfeiffer, Walter Robinson and Marty Baron discuss the Globe’s reporting in 2002 and 2003. Fourteen years ago, my Boston Globe Spotlight team colleagues and I published our first story about the Catholic Church’s widespread cover-up of clergy sex abuse. It was…

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IRE Radio Podcast | BONUS: Spotlight

If you attended an IRE Conference in the early 2000s, the plot of the movie “Spotlight” might have sounded familiar. That’s because the Hollywood depiction of the Boston Globe’s investigation into the clergy sex abuse scandal stayed surprisingly true to the real behind-the-scenes story. How do we know? A few of the journalists depicted in…

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