“Spotlight” on the Big Picture

When Marty Baron, former editor of the Boston Globe, directed his Spotlight reporters “to focus on the institution,” he was quite laudably pursuing the big picture of clergy sexual abuse. But the big picture is exactly what the media has been missing now for more than fourteen years. For the big picture would recognize that, […]

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Oscar-Nominated “Spotlight” on Child Abuse

It’s no surprise that the movie Spotlight has been nominated for a best picture Oscar. The critics have been predicting big wins for the movie, and not without justification. It really is a terrific film in so many ways. But I am not writing about Spotlight to add one more glowing review, for I’m no […]

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