Martin Baron of The Washington Post chats with the CBC's Robyn Bresnahan
One of the journalists behind the story that inspired the movie Spotlight, Martin Baron, sat down for a one-on-one conversation with the CBC's Robyn Bresnahan at an event at Carleton University on Wednesday evening.
The event was sold out but we streamed it live here from 7 to 9 p.m.
Bresnahan will chat with Baron about the story behind the Academy Award nominated film. They will also discuss how The Washington Post is facing the future of journalism.
Baron, known for his career as an investigative journalist, has been the executive editor of The Washington Post since 2013. Under his leadership the newspaper has won three Pulitzer Prizes for investigative journalism.
Boston Globe series looked at sexual abuse and clergy
Prior to joining The Washington Post, Baron was editor of The Boston Globe from 2001 to 2012, leading its journalists to six Pulitzer Prizes.
The Pulitzer Prize for public service was awarded in 2003 for the Globe's Spotlight Team investigation into a pattern of concealing clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
It's that investigation that is the focus of the film Spotlight, which has received six Oscar nominations, including best picture and best original screenplay.