Spotlight on Church Abuse
Communitarian ethicists argue that social identity is formed by community relationships, emphasizing the connection between an individual and his or her community. The main argument in this study is that journalism only functions properly as part of a larger community. This study examines the investigative reporting done by the Boston Globe Spotlight on the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church (printed in 2002). Discussed, in particular, is how the Globe and other major institutions in the city of Boston interact in the Oscar-winning film Spotlight. The community of Boston as a whole failed to protect its children and, in a sense, became a part of the system that abused them.
Chad E Painter
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Spotlight on Church Abuse" (2019). Stander Symposium Posters. 1617.