This is an email from the AJC regarding their investigative journalism that leverages the Oscar win for Spotlight.
As you can probably guess, our newsroom has been buzzing since “Spotlight” was awarded its best picture Oscar. We’re excited because the film did such an extraordinary job of presenting to a broad audience the kind of work that inspired many of us to become journalists.
I want to take this opportunity to let you know that the AJC is committed to investigative journalism and considers the work of holding officials and institutions accountable. We challenge ourselves to demand integrity and effectiveness in your government and public institutions.
Here are some of the “spotlight” stories we’ve done in your community:
- State officials failed to heed warnings about prison doctor – he was fired after we raised questions about the deaths of nine inmates. ?
- We found that since 2010, police officers have shot more than 180 Georgians with little independent scrutiny of what happened. ?
- Corrupt county government officials were sentenced to prison for misusing your tax dollars. ?
- Georgia’s chief medical examiner abruptly retired after we questioned his private business practices on state time. ?
- Our podcast, Breakdown, follows the twists and turns of a case that some say landed an innocent man in prison. ?
We want to share in the celebration of the story “Spotlight” had to tell and to remind you that we do this kind of work every day at the AJC.
Kevin G. Riley
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution