Spotlight was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time; and it reminds us of the critical importance of the media at the time when the cable news networks and rancid political rags have left us in dire need of such a reminder. The Boston Globe provides a look back at its reporters’ coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

+ The investigation into the sexual abuse and coverups in Boston was a local story that had national and international ramifications. Who will keep an eye on those in power as newspapers cut budgets and local reporters become an endangered species?