Walter V. Robinson, award winning investigative journalist played by Michael Keaton in “Spotlight” talks about journalism, the movie, and what it takes to do investigative reporting, make the powerful accountable and how to never take “No” for an answer.
“Spotlight” based on a true story takes us into the Boston Globe’s 2001 investigation that uncovered a series of sexual abuse cases by Catholic Priests in Boston.
At the heart of the investigation, Walter “Robby” Robinson and his team of Spotlight Boston Globe reporters. Their investigation received a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Spotlight received the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture.
We spoke to Robinson, recently named ASU’s Reynolds Visiting Professor, as he reviewed the film with ASU Cronkite School of Journalism students.
Movie preview courtesy of Open Road Films
Video by Patricio Espinoza
Story produced as part of an entrepreneurial journalism project with Dr. Francine Hardaway, ASU
Special thanks to Sierra Dawn, ASU Student Cronkite School of Journalism
Event hosted by ASU, Cronkite School of Journalism