19 lessons on reporting from the editor of The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-winning Spotlight team (yes, the one from the movie)
One of the perks of teaching a journalism class at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University is that I’m surrounded by incredibly talented people. One of them is Walter V. Robinson, the editor-at-large at The Boston Globe who led the newspaper’s stellar coverage of the Roman Catholic Church’s priest sex abuse scandal. The team won a Pulitzer for its work and the story of how its reporters got the story was immortalized in the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight.”
Robinson spoke to my students Wednesday night. I live-tweeted his talk and he gave so many great lessons in reporting that I decided to share them here. Enjoy!
(Because I had to share a picture of him.)
Actually, this was the story I meant to share in the tweet above. Can’t fix Twitter, so, hey, thanks, Medium!
I hope you’ve loved these tips as much as I’ve loved them.