Posted: August 20th, 2021
Purposes: For today’s class, we will learn the processes of conducting investigative reports and skill sets required of journalists by watching the Academy Award’s 2016 Best Motion Picture of the Year: Spotlight.
Synopsis: Spotlight tells the riveting true story behind the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Global investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.
Instructions: Watch the Spotlight on your own (or with friends). As you watch the movie, pay attention to the following questions and take some notes. Share your thoughts on this discussion thread.
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