November 18, 2016

In The Spotlight: Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson

In this edition of Dialogue, host Marcia Franklin talks with Walter Robinson, the editor of the Spotlight team at the Boston Globe that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for its investigation of sexual abuse by clergy in the Boston Archdiocese. A movie about the team’s efforts, Spotlight, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.

Robinson, who is now editor-in-large at the Boston Globe, discusses the stresses involved in the investigation, why he believes it was so important, and what he thought of the film. The interview was taped at the 2016 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. Past conversations conducted by Franklin at the conference dating back to 2005 can be viewed at the Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference homepage.