NLP’s Teachable Moments blog features insights written by NLP journalist fellows. TCA sent out the most recent post,“‘Spotlight’: A Movie’s Lessons About Great Journalism,” late last month. The report, by retired Wall Street Journal reporter Roy J. Harris Jr., explores the watchdog role of a free press as demonstrated in the movie “Spotlight,” which illustrates how The Boston Globe uncovered the sex abuse scandal that rocked the Roman Catholic Church. The South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., picked up a version on Dec. 2.
In September, TCA distributed “Trump's Falsehoods Pose Challenge to Press and Public,” by Larry Margasak, who spent more than four decades as an Associated Press reporter. His piece, which examined how how a candidate can rank so low on accuracy and so high in the polls, was picked up by several news organizations, including The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn.