Investigative Reporting in the Age of Fake News
Lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sacha Pfeiffer of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigative team.
University of Hawaii at Manoa / ART Auditorium
Pfeiffer has worked in both radio and print media and has won numerous awards in both arenas, including the George Polk and Edward R. Murrow awards. As part of the Globe’s Spotlight team, she revealed decades of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church as well as systematic concealment by church leadership. (This case inspired the film Spotlight, in which Rachel McAdams plays Pfeffer.) She has also reported major stories on shoddy housing construction and financial misconduct by private charities. She is the co-author of Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church, and has served as a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford.
The conversation will be moderated by Richard Hornik, a longtime reporter and editor at TIME and ASIAWEEK, and a Daniel K. Inouye Visiting Scholar at UH Mānoa’s School of Communications.
Sponsors: School of Communications, College of Arts and Humanities, Office of the Chancellor, Carol Burnett Fund for Responsible Journalism, and the Scholars Strategy Network.