Essay Analysis Of ' The Boston Globe 's Tenacious ' Spotlight '

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Spotlight – Sociologial Theories 1 “When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world” (Road, n.d.). Spotlight is a movie based on real-life events that occurred in 2001and it shows the viewers the obstacles that these investigators had to endure while trying to uncover the dirty truth about the Archdiocese in Boston. This movie has three sociological theories which are Structural-Functional, Symbolic Interaction, and Social Conflict. Spotlight is a team of five investigators, Matt Carroll, Sacha Pfeiffer, Michael Rezendes, and Walter Robinson, also known as Robbie, working for an investigative division of the Boston Globe. In 2001, Martin Baron became the editor of The Globe and approached the Spotlight team about covering a story about the local Archdiocese. Baron read an article by columnist Eileen McNamara. The article explained how Cardinal Bernard Law knew of the abuse by Father Geoghan’s abuse “…and yet reassigning him notwithstanding the serial abuse” (Larson, 2015). The story was intended to expose the truth about the sexual abuse in the church. Baron also tells them that they are going to have to sue the Catholic Church by filing a motion to have the seal lifted on the cases that McNamara…

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