"Spotlight" editor on the resurgence of American investigative reporting - Sydney

Actor and Editor: Spotlight’s Michael Keaton and Walter “Robby” Robinson. Photo: SPOTLIGHT FILM, LLC

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, corner of City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW

The popularity of films like Spotlight and The Post highlight a new fascination with investigative journalism in the United States that goes well beyond simply nostalgia. The arrival of the 45th president and his war with the press has led to a reinvigoration of newspaper reporting and a heightened sense of purpose among journalists in what was considered a dying medium just a decade ago.

Boston Globe editor at large Walter V. Robinson (who was portrayed by Michael Keaton in Spotlight) will join the United States Studies Centre’s CEO Simon Jackman to discuss the state of American investigative journalism, the economics of traditional and contemporary media platforms, the institution of the US presidency and the echoes of Watergate.

Robinson led Boston Globe‘s Spotlight team during its investigation that uncovered the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal. He has been the newspaper’s city editor, metro editor, White House correspondent and foreign correspondent. He has reported for the Globe from 48 states and more than 30 countries.

General Admission $30, Concession $10