With news coverage of the Republican presidential primaries in full swing, we asked Walter Robinson — Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern and a former reporter and editor for The Boston Globe — to assess the current state of political journalism and how factors like new technologies and smaller newsrooms are affecting campaign coverage. Robinson covered presidential campaigns for the Globe in 1984, 1988, 1992 and 2000.
Explosive sexual assault allegations against a former Penn State University football coach came to a head last week, when the university fired its president as well as legendary head football coach Joe Paterno. Walter Robinson, Distinguished Professor of Journalism, was part of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team that unearthed the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. We asked Robinson to compare these scandals, and examine how the national media has covered this latest scandal.
Members of the Northeastern community share their memories of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Distinguished Professor of Journalism Walter Robinson says News of the World hacking and other ‘sleazy’ reporting tactics grew out of a scoop-driven culture.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism professor says Catholic Church’s data was insufficient to support the cultural conclusions drawn by the researchers
A Boston Globe story investigating firefighters’ shift-trading practices is just the latest in a long series of investigative stories written under the auspices of a Northeastern University investigative journalism seminar.
Foundation grants widen opportunities for Northeastern to be a leading resource for investigative reporting in the New England region
Northeastern graduate journalism student wins a prestigious professional award for a front page Boston Globe story that started as a class assignment
Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe Reporter Creates Investigative Journalism Courses at Northeastern University
Famed Boston Globe Reporter Returns to Alma Mater to Give Students a Unique Learning Experience Distinguished Professor Walter Robinson recently introduced two innovative investigative reporting courses to Northeastern’s School of … read more »