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.