The victory of documentary drama "Spotlight" in the Best Picture category in the Oscars is a timely reminder of the value of investigative journalism.
"We would not be here today without the heroic efforts of our reporters...Not only do they effect global change, but they absolutely show us the necessity for investigative journalism.”
“History,” the Italian sociologist Vilfredo Paretowrote, “is the graveyard of aristocracies.”
Oscars 2016: Spotlight wins Best Picture The Verge. Spotlight was the best American film I saw in 2015, precisely because it just wanted to tell the story it was telling, with a modicum of frills or bombast. The best film I saw overall was A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, which is almost indescribable.
The Economist, The Biggest Loophole of All: Having Launched and Led the Battle Against Offshore Tax Evasion, America Is Now Part of the Problem: