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Spotlight Luncheon with Walter V. Robinson

Jul 19, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Everett's, Wasilla, AK
Event Summary

Walter V. Robinson, Editor At Large of the Boston Globe, will talk about journalism’s role in

society and the importance of an independent and responsible press in public service and

investigative reporting: Democracy cannot work well unless Journalism does too.

 

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Walter V. Robinson, Editor At Large of the Boston Globe, will talk about journalism’s role in

society and the importance of an independent and responsible press in public service and

investigative reporting: Democracy cannot work well unless Journalism does too.

 

Robinson will also discuss the economic forces that threaten the viability of an independent

press. He will also touch on how “deep” reporting in Alaska is essential to public understanding

of complex problems such as crime, drug abuse and the effectiveness of local and state

government.

 

Robinson headed the Globe’s Pulitzer-winning Spotlight investigative reporting team.

Spotlight’s exposure of the widespread sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests won the

2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The team’s work was the subject of the 2015 film

“Spotlight,” in which Robinson was portrayed by the actor Michael Keaton. (Best Picture, 2016

Academy Awards).

His Alaska visit is being hosted by Tim Bradner, Visiting Atwood Professor of Journalism at the

University of Alaska Anchorage; Judy Brady, former journalist and Commissioner of Natural

Resources; journalist and author Tom Brennan, and the Matsu Valley Frontiersman.

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Everett's
1850 East Bogard Road
Wasilla, AK, 99654

Jul 19, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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