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.

Suggestions for articles to write about Trump’s 1st month

Trump’s administration recently released a list of achievements made in his first month. Our duty is to analyze these achievements, line by line, word for word. President Trump debriefed eight categories of achievements. Our news-group will break into eight categories of news stories. Such categories are as followed:

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.

Off the Streets houses the working homeless

Many working people are homeless simply because they can’t come up with a security deposit. Off the Streets is a spin-off of the Dorothy Day House that was established to get people with a source of income out of the shelters and into housing.

Western’s student nurses take on homelessness

Western’s student nurses got a glimpse of what it’s like to be homeless at Danbury’s City Shelter on Thursday. The Community Health Nursing program exposes students to the full range of people they will encounter in healthcare. The program focuses on visiting nursing to care for the health of the community at large. Orientations include the City Shelter, rotations in schools, hospices, and the senior center.

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.