Spotlight: Boston Journalists and Hollywood Filmmakers on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church

Ben Bradlee, Jr. ‘70
Best-selling author and former assistant managing editor, Boston Globe
April 18th | 7 pm | Lorimer Chapel
The Boston Globe won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for revealing that scores of priests had sexually abused hundreds of victims in the local Archdiocese — and that the Church had systematically covered up these crimes. Now the producers of “Spotlight,” a film about the Globe’s investigation, have won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Ben Bradlee, Jr. ‘70 was the editor who oversaw this courageous reporting, and he plays a central role in the Oscar-winning film. Bradlee discussed journalism, Hollywood, and sexual abuse.