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Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson

Distinguished Professor of Journalism

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3Qs: Creating the world’s largest marine preserve and what it means for fishing, climate research

Last week, an agree­ment was reached by 24 nations and the Euro­pean Union to estab­lish the world’s largest marine pro­tected area, in the Ross Sea in Antarc­tica. The area, which […]


Antarctic island named after Northeastern professor

William Det­rich has been making research trips to Palmer Sta­tion in Antarc­tica for more than 30 years. Now, in recog­ni­tion of his notable dis­cov­eries, a small island less than a mile away from the research facility has been com­mem­o­ra­tively named after him.


How will cold-​​loving Antarctic fish respond to warming ocean waters?

Antarctic fish are a vital com­po­nent to the food web that sus­tains life in the cold Southern Ocean that sur­rounds Antarc­tica. They feed on smaller organ­isms, and serve as meals […]

06/15/15 - NAHANT, MA. - William Detrich, Professor of Marine Molecular Biology and Biochemistry posed for a portrait in the Marine Science Center at Northeastern University on June 15, 2015. Detrich has received a new National Science Foundation grant to continue his research on the effects of southern ocean warming on the embryonic development of Antarctic fishes. Staff Photo: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

North­eastern is part of an inter­na­tional research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothe­nioid fish. The break­through will shed light on the animal’s unique evo­lu­tionary adap­ta­tion to freezing waters.


The key ingredients for award-​​winning journalism

North­eastern Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Jour­nalism Walter Robinson dis­cusses his work as a juror for the Pulitzer Prize for Inves­tiga­tive Reporting.

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3Qs: AP probe further strains Obama, press rapport

Jour­nalism pro­fessor Walter Robinson exam­ines how the Depart­ment of Justice’s inves­ti­ga­tion into The Asso­ci­ated Press impacts an already strained rela­tion­ship between the White House and the press.


3Qs: The scoop on political news coverage

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.

3Qs: Investigating a scandal

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.

9/​11, in their words

Mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity share their mem­o­ries of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.


Tabloid news run amok

Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Jour­nalism Walter Robinson says News of the World hacking and other ‘sleazy’ reporting tac­tics grew out of a scoop-​​driven culture.

3Qs: Priest abuse study called ‘deeply flawed’

Pulitzer Prize-​​winning jour­nalism pro­fessor says Catholic Church’s data was insuf­fi­cient to sup­port the cul­tural con­clu­sions drawn by the researchers

Digging deep: Journalism students file investigative reports

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.

Warming seas may imperil Antarctic fish

North­eastern marine biol­o­gist gains NSF grant to con­tinue his inves­ti­ga­tion of cli­mate– change impact on fish and food chain in Antarctica

Journalism school expands investigative focus

Foun­da­tion grants widen oppor­tu­ni­ties for North­eastern to be a leading resource for inves­tiga­tive reporting in the New Eng­land region

Turning the routine into the special

North­eastern grad­uate jour­nalism stu­dent wins a pres­ti­gious pro­fes­sional award for a front page Boston Globe story that started as a class assignment

Experiential learning on seven continents

North­eastern bio­chem­istry stu­dent and pro­fessor team up for research expe­di­tion to Antarc­tica to assess cli­mate change impact on south polar marine life

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 […]

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