‘Spotlight:’ My Personal Take, by Globe Reporter Matt Carroll

In Feature Stories by PhilSaviano

Lessons learned from survivors of sexual abuse, the strange intoxication of Hollywood and the power of investigative journalism

“I’m one of the journalists portrayed in the movie Spotlight, which was recently released. It follows our team of investigative reporters at The Boston Globe as we slowly uncover decades of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and the systemic coverups of the misdeeds by their superiors.”

“Our team watched it for the first time before an audience in September at Toronto International Film Festival 2015. Since then, we’ve been to screenings in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. The experience has been everything you might expect it — great and wonderful and, frankly, a little weird.”

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