The Fourth Estate: Spotlight
Jun 15, 2019
Part of our "The Fourth Estate" Film + Conversation series
In 2019, the Denver Film Society will present a series of films and talks examining the state of journalism, as it intersects with changing business models, social power structures, modern technology, and governmental shifts. Join us for this unprecedented series as we screen the best in journalistic cinema, and invite industry leaders of Colorado and beyond for post-film conversations to address some of the most pressing issues facing the Fourth Estate today.
When The Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their 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.
The growing need for investigative journalism: In an era of sound bites and click bait, our society needs deep, exploratory, long-form journalism more than ever to uncover the truth, right the wrongs and exposure the skullduggery. Our panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for investigative journalism in the current climate.