Walter V. Robinson

Walter V. Robinson is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning member of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team and current Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University.

In the mid-1970s,’ Mr. Robinson covered politics and government for the Globe, and four presidential elections in the 1980s’, 1990s’, and early 2000s.’ In 1990 and 1991, he also served as the Globe’s Middle East Bureau chief during the first Persian Gulf War. In 1992, Mr. Robinson became the Globe’s city editor, and led the Spotlight Team to the highly-publicized 2002 investigation of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, for which the Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

As a journalism professor, Mr. Robinson and his investigative reporting students have produced numerous page one, investigative stores for the Boston Globe. Mr. Robinson currently oversees the New England First Amendment Center and Northeastern University’s Initiative for Investigative Reporting.

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