If you are watching and/or working with the film Spotlight It may help to learn a bit more about the background story.”Catholic priests were committing crimes so unspeakable that the Archdiocese of Boston went to extraordinary – and expensive – lengths to cover up the scandal” (Farragher, The Globe, February 24, 2002)
Here below you find a selection of texts and resources about the film, the people and the story. The film is presented as “the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core”
History vs Hollywood gives some answers to questions you may have after watching the film, and gives names and faces of both actors and the real person in the story, where the most important are
At the Globe /Spotlight team)
Walter “Robby” Robinson Position: Reporter, Editor, Spotlight Team Leader
Michael Rezendes Position: Reporter
Sacha Pfeiffer Position: Reporter
Matt Carroll Position: Reporter
Editors (people in charge)
Martin “Marty” Baron Position: Editor-in-Chief
Ben Bradlee Jr. Position: Assistant Managing Editor
Watch ABC NEWS “The Real ‘Spotlight’: Meet Team That Inspired the Oscar-Winning Film” and read about the spotlight team (February 2016).
You can also read the Spotlight article “Church allowed abuse by priest for years. Aware of Geoghan record, archdiocese still shuttled him from parish to parish” (January 2002).
To make the course of events clearer you can use the Timeline of Spotlight report stories (November 2015).