“Well, I hope that people will indulge their curiosity…they will dig beneath the surface, that they’ll ask tougher questions sometimes.”
All eyes, ears and iPhones were on Marty Baron as he spoke about the film ‘Spotlight’ and the future of investigative journalism, at the Excellence In Journalism Convention in New Orleans on Sunday.
Fourteen years ago, while he was editor of the Boston Globe, Baron and his news team reported extensively about Catholic priests sexually abusing children, and the powerful church that protected them.
Their work garnered a Pulitzer prize, and inspired an Oscar-winning film.
The now Washington Post editor spoke to EIJ News about the importance of investigative journalism today. “I think it’s important that news organizations rededicate themselves to investigative reporting. It’s what sets us apart from everybody else out there, and by the way, it’s absolutely core to our mission, as journalists: holding powerful institutions and powerful individuals accountable.”
And Baron’s reaction on who played him in the spotlight film? “No, I had no role in choosing the actor who would portray me. Liev Schreiber did, and I’m very glad that he was selected.”
Jessy Diamba, EIJ News.