SPOTLIGHT - "State of Journalism" featurette

SPOTLIGHT - "State of Journalism" featurette

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are you familiar with spotlight where are a four-person investigative team the journalists we portray and that's when we do the hard work and now there are fewer of them what I'm focus on is finding a way to make this paper essential to its readers it's an incredible service that these guys offer what those guys do they do it because they want to do what they need to do and arguably serves a greater function the Boston priest molested kids in six different parishes over the last 30 years the church found out about it and
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did nothing this strikes me as an essential story to a local paper journalism is a integral part of a free and healthy society you can't have a free society without a free press you want to sue the church technically we wouldn't sue the church we'd file a motion to lift the seal on those documents the story is an example of really strong local investigative journalism that had a at first a national impact than global impact that's an important thing to remember especially today we're investigative
01:04
journalism has taken a huge hit the church will fight us very hard on which won't go unnoticed by our subscriber base fifty-three percent of the mark catholic i think they'll be interested a lot of newspapers in this country are in dire straits the boston globe is half the size it was in 2001 long-term investigative journalism isn't what it used to be the ongoing transformation from news into news as entertainment is is disconcerting we're not going away I am here because I care we're gonna tell this story we're gonna tell it right
01:35
many metro dailies got closed staffs cut forty fifty percent we still have some very strong national papers in the US but it's on the local level and I think that's important to remember that this story this movie is based on the local paper the crackas and they're probably the only people who could have cracked it I want to keep digging we need to focus on the institution show me that it came from the top down there's some states where newspapers don't have reporters at the state legislature now that's that's terrifying we need to know what's happening at that level
02:05
six percent act out sexually six percent is ninety ninety priests if there were 90 of these bastards people would know maybe they do supporting real investigative journalism is the fundamental element to our democracy we just owe it to ourselves we are to our country that we are holding institutions and individuals in check and we rely on journalists to do that and they can't do it if they're if they're not there we've got two stories hear a story about the generate clergy and a story about a bunch of lawyers turning child abuse
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into a cottage industry which story do you want us to write because we're writing one hopefully what will happen is people who really want to be journalists that people want to expose stories like this we'll take those old standards and just move along to new to new media if I can be of any help don't hesitate to ask this is a shining example of how our society benefits from a strong free professional press thank you personally I'm of the opinion that for a paper to best perform its function it really needs to stand alone

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