Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Vancouver Institute. Walter “Robby” Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Boston Globe where he currently holds the title of Editor-at-Large. He led the Globe‘s coverage of the Roman Catholic clergy sexual abuse scandal, for which the newspaper won, and he personally accepted, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Mr. Robinson covered the White House for the Globe during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. In 1990 and 1991, he was the Globe‘s Middle East Bureau Chief, and covered the first Persian Gulf War. He ran the newspaper’s investigative Spotlight Team for seven years. Mr. Robinson has been a journalism fellow at Stanford University and has received honorary degrees from Northeastern University and Emerson College in Boston. He was portrayed by Michael Keaton in the 2015 film Spotlight, the winner for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards. This event took place in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre at the University of British Columbia on November 12, 2016.


Select Articles and Books Available at UBC Library

Bartunek, J., Hinsdale, M., & Keenan, J. F. (2006). Church ethics and its organizational context: Learning from the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Rowman and Littlefield.  [Available at Koerner Library Stacks- BX1912.9 .C49 2006]

Hungerman, D., & National Bureau of Economic Research. (2011). Substitution and stigma : Evidence on religious competition from the catholic sex-abuse scandal National Bureau of Economic Research. [Link]

Sampson, A. (1994). Acts of abuse : Sex offenders and the criminal justice system Routledge. [Link]

Spotlight (Motion picture) Spotlight / Entertainment One Features presents in association with Participant Media and First Look Media an Anonymous Content Rocklin/Faust production ; produced by Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust ; written by Josh singer & Tom McCarthy ; directed by Tom McCarthy. [Available at Koerner Library and Okanagan Library]

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