Walter V Robinson: Spotlight on the resurgence of American investigative reporting



4 June 2018


Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, corner of City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW


Seats are automatically assigned based on ticket type. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable.


General Admission $30, Concession $10

The popularity of films like SPOTLIGHT and The Post highlight a new fascination with investigative journalism in the United States that goes well beyond simply nostalgia. The arrival of the 45th president and his war with the press has led to a reinvigoration of newspaper reporting and a heightened sense of purpose among journalists in what was considered a dying medium just a decade ago.

Boston Globe Editor at Large Walter V Robinson joined the United States Studies Centre's CEO Simon Jackman to discuss the state of American investigative journalism, the economics of traditional and contemporary media platforms, the institution of the US presidency and the echoes of Watergate.

This event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Advancing Journalism at The University of Melbourne and Dart Centre Asia Pacific.


  • Walter V Robinson
    Walter V Robinson

    Walter V Robinson led the Boston Globe's Spotlight team during its investigation that uncovered the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal. He has been the newspaper's city editor, metro editor, White House correspondent and foreign correspondent. He has reported for the Globe from 48 states and more than 30 countries. He was portrayed by actor Michael Keaton in the 2015 film SPOTLIGHT, which won the Oscar for Best Picture.