Perhaps you’ve seen the Oscar-winning Spotlight by now, the story of how the Boston Globe and a culture of investigative reporting uncovered the pedophiles of the Catholic Church and the deferential attitude of other media that allowed it to flourish.
Today, the Boston Globe provided a little spotlight on the actual reporters and editors that did the work.
“My biggest takeaway is what didn’t happen,” said Walter Robinson, a journalist heavyweight if ever there was one. “And what didn’t happen was thousands and thousands who would have been abused were not because of this coming to public light.”
It’s enough to make you subscribe to a newspaper again.