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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team

Thursday, March 15 | 6:30 PM | Barnum Hall, Room 008

The Boston Globe’s main investigative unit, Spotlight is the oldest continually operating investigative unit in America. Since its creation, Spotlight has won multiple Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage, most recently for its ground-breaking reporting of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, which later spawned the critically acclaimed movie “Spotlight.”  In December 2017, the Spotlight team took on its hardest topic yet—racism in Boston. Tisch College welcomes three key members of the Spotlight team: Patty Wen, Adrian Walker and Todd Wallack. Previously serving as a reporter for Spotlight two decades ago, Patty Wen became editor of the team in 2017 and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize twice. Adrian Walker is a columnist for the Globe’s Metro section who joined the Spotlight team for its coverage on racism in Boston. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Todd Wallack is an investigative reporter and data journalist for Spotlight, whose work on public records won national awards in 2016.

Note: The location has changed from Alumnae Lounge to Barnum Hall 008 in order to accomodate a larger audience. We expect a capacity crowd and, regardless of RSVPs, seating will be on a first-come basis. We strongly suggest you arrive early!