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“Spotlight” Editor Warns EdReporters Against Deference & Urges Better Story Choices

The Boston Globe’s Walter Robinson gave an inspiring if cautionary talk to a room full of journalists last week. His remarks were so engrossing that, as the Seattle Times’ Paige Cornwall noted, Robinson got a room full of reporters to ignore an open bar. (Well, ahem, most of them. The following account is cobbled together from reporters who were in attendance, Twitter, and helpful folks on the EWA email list. Quotes should probably be considered paraphrases. A recording of the event is linked at the bottom.)