AMA with The Boston Globe's Spotlight Team
Hello! We are Nicole Dungca and Todd Wallack of The Boston Globe's Spotlight Team. We are part of a longstanding investigative unit that has produced some of the most groundbreaking and explosive reporting in journalism over the past five decades. The Spotlight Team's most well-known report was on serial abuse of children in the Catholic Church, for which the Globe was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. The report was also the basis for the film "Spotlight," which won the Academy Award for best picture in 2015. https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/spotlight-movie
This week, we published a months-long investigation into the state's "secret courts," a hidden part of the Massachusetts criminal justice system in which justice can depend on where the hearing is held, who you know, or the color of your skin. "Inside the Secret Courts of Massachusetts": http://apps.bostonglobe.com/spotlight/secret-courts/
To catch you up to speed, here are some recent reports we've done:
Boston. Racism. Image. Reality. Does our city deserve its racist reputation? http://apps.bostonglobe.com/spotlight/boston-racism-image-reality/
Secrets in the sky: http://apps.bostonglobe.com/spotlight/secrets-in-the-sky/series/part-one/
Clash in the name of care: Should a surgeon run two surgeries at once? http://apps.bostonglobe.com/spotlight/clash-in-the-name-of-care/story/ Full archive: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/spotlight
And, watch for our upcoming six-part series and podcast on former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, "Gladiator," which will debut later this month.
If you're curious, here's a little more about us:
We're excited to be here and looking forward to your questions!
This AMA is part of r/IAmA's “Spotlight on Journalism” project which aims to shine a light on the state of journalism and press freedom in 2018. Join us for a new AMA every day in October.