Spotlight on Church Abuse

Title

Spotlight on Church Abuse

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Description

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.

Publication Date

4-24-2019

Project Designation

Independent Research

Primary Advisor

Chad E Painter

Primary Advisor's Department

Communication

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

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Presenter: Alexandra Rose Scherb

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