The movie “Spotlight” captures the essence of investigative journalism

Spotlight is based on The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of a major sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Archdiocese in Boston. The investigation revealed that high-ranking members of the Church covered-up sexual abuse of children by settling claims out of court and allowing guilty priests to keep their jobs. The initial report covered the actions of a priest named Paul Geoghan who was implicated in numerous abuse cases, and a prominent member of the Catholic Church in Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law, who knew about the abuse for years. Spotlight, The Globe’s investigation team, published its first story on January 6, 2002 along with the phone number of a hotline allowing more victims to come forth with allegations. Numerous investigations followed, uncovering hundreds of cases with thousands of victims in archdiocese across the US.

Israel’s blameless rhetoric reaches new heights in a joint press conference

The following is a rewrite assignment for Editing and Copyediting about Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in Joint Press Conference President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu cranked up the bandwagon of hypocrisy in a joint press conference on Feb. 15. Trump led the conference with an opening statement touting the United […]

The contentious DeVos debate will end tomorrow

A last-ditch effort to derail Trump’s pick for education secretary will end at Betsy DeVos confirmation hearing on Tuesday. The controversy over DeVos nomination began during her first confirmation hearing on Jan. 17 and has since escalated into protests, petitions and candlelit vigils to sway Republicans to reject the confirmation.

Women’s Center seeks services to help homeless domestic abuse survivors

Women trying to escape abusive relationships are often left with little to no options for claiming their independence. The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury offers therapeutic services and support for those seeking shelter, but the services available in the community are inadequate for the extent of help that is needed.

United Way initiates the Grow Truck

United Way not only provides healthy food to 25 participants, two days a month for six months, they also educate participants about making good buying choices and give advice for cooking foods they may not be familiar with in a program called the Grow Truck that was established in Sept.

Catholic Charities connects the homeless to valuable resources

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County is a one-stop shop for homeless people seeking services in the Danbury area.

Danbury’s City Shelter Rehabilitates the Homeless

Danbury’s City Shelter is more like a rehabilitation center than a place to rest one’s head. In comparison to other shelters in the area, which are solely focused on providing shelter for the night, the City Shelter offers a structured system of services to assist the process of recovering from homelessness.

Dorothy Day challenges homeless stereotypes

Wild accusations and ongoing legal disputes are no deterrent for over 30 organizations and churches that volunteer their time at Dorothy Day Hospitality House.