Every day, across the media, journalists help people discover, absorb and react to truth. While some reports can be difficult to consider, and others can be a challenge to absorb, most of what reporters prepare is essential to understanding our world. And, thanks to investigative journalists, we often find out what actually happens.
The movie Spotlight is the best on-screen tribute to reporters since Robert Redford investigated Watergate in All the President’s Men almost 40 years ago. Unlike the recent movie Truth – the other journalism film of 2015 – Spotlight actually makes us believe in what it takes for journalists to hunt for news. Director Tom McCarthy celebrates the persistence, commitment and craft the best investigative reporters bring to their work. Even with changes in how people receive and absorb news, the film makes us believe that a journalist’s commitment to truth will prevail.