Walter “Robby” Robinson

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Robinson Talks Spotlight, Accountability

Walter “Robby” Robinson led the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team during their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the Catholic Church coverup of sexual abuse by local priests. Robinson, who is now editor-at-large at the Boston paper, sat down for an interview with GIJN before his keynote speech at the Second Asia Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal to discuss the experience, including techniques, challenges and lessons. (You can find Part Two of this interview here.)

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Spotlight Editor’s Inside Scoop on Investigative Reporting

Walter “Robby” Robinson oversaw the Spotlight investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover up of sexual abuse by priests. The Boston Globe’s editor-at-large shared the inside story with GIJN before his keynote speech at the 2nd Asia Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal. Continue Reading →

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Spotlight’s Robinson to Keynote Asia Investigative Conference

The keynote speaker for Uncovering Asia — the Asian Investigative Journalism Conference — will be journalist Walter “Robby” Robinson, who led the Boston Globe Spotlight team’s Pulitzer Prize winning investigation into the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. In the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight,” Robinson’s character was portrayed by actor Michael Keaton. Robinson has worked at the Globe as reporter and editor since 1972. He is currently the paper’s editor at large. “There is nothing in life more fun, more rewarding, than digging for the truth and finding stories that the people in power don’t want us to know,” Robinson recently told journalism students. Continue Reading →

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