“We would not be here today without the heroic efforts of our reporters,” [Spotlight] producer Blye Pagon Faust said in her acceptance speech. “Not only do they effect global change, but they absolutely show us the necessity for investigative journalism.”
“Spotlight” is the true story of the investigative journalists of The Boston Globe who exposed the scale and the cover up surrounding paedophile priests in the Catholic Church. The series rocked the Catholic Church, shook the faith of thousands of Catholics, not just in Boston, but across the country and around the world.
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Congratulations to the Spotlight movie team and to The Boston Globe journalists on whom they based the story: it’s the investigative reporting that made the movie.
Peter Bale, CEO, The Center for Public Integrity