Spotlight shines on Post editor Baron
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post editor Marty Baron — so successful that he was portrayed in an Oscar-winning film — will talk with Andy Shaw at a journalism awards event in Chicago on May 3.
Shaw, president and CEO of the Better Government Association (BGA), will interview Baron about the story that catapulted him to fame and its bearing on the future of the news industry. The talk will take place at the ceremony for the annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting.
Baron was portrayed by Liev Schreiber in Spotlight, which dramatized Baron and his Boston Globe news team's investigation of covert sexual abuse among Catholic clergy. The coverage won the paper a Pulitzer.
Baron was the editor of the Boston Globe from 2001 to 2012, then took over leadership of the Post.
The Driehaus awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. followed by the conversation with Baron at 7:15, both at Chicago's Union League Club,
The Driehaus Foundation acknowledges top government-oriented investigative reporting throughout the Midwest and the significance of such work in upholding democratic principles.
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