A preview of the book on Poynter Online reports on the selection of The Boston Globe for the prize in 2003 for its coverage of the Catholic church's sexual abuse scandal, which was "anything but automatic" — despite the fact that Father Andrew M. Greeley wrote that without the Globe accounts "the abuse would have gone right on." Although the importance and scale of the story made it an obvious contender, the Globe still had to prove that the quality of its reporting matched that of previous recipients like The New York Times and The Washington Post. Meanwhile, at The New York Times, whose parent company also owns the Globe, then-executive editor Howell Raines reportedly was miffed by the Globe's scoop and made every effort to outdo the Boston paper's coverage.
This casual book-club style event is cosponsored by ASBPE and the Medill Journalism School alumni group, of which Roy is a member.
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Borders - Braintree storeIf possible, please RSVP to David Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
255 Grossman Drive