Saturday, January 9, 2016

Interesting iPolitics piece about the future of newspapers

Former Finance Department ADM  Alan Freeman, now at University of Ottawa, muses about the future of newspapers:
"Who feels a sense of nostalgia after watching a movie that recounts the horrific scandal of Roman Catholic priests sexually preying on young boys and girls, with the Church hierarchy acting as facilitator?
Me, apparently. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of longing for journalism’s lost era when I left the cinema showing Spotlight, the fantastic new film about the The Boston Globe investigation that unearthed the details of how the Catholic archdiocese in Boston condoned the predatory criminal practices of its priests, moving them around between parishes when they got caught.
"The brilliance of the film lies not in its depiction of the creepy actions of the priests themselves, who used the guise of religion to take advantage of vulnerable children. It’s in how it depicts the work of the investigative journalists who broke the story, ultimately forcing the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law."

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