The Louisiana State University Manship School of Mass Communication is putting on a screening of the Oscar winning film “Spotlight” tonight on campus at 6 p.m. in the Holliday Forum of the Journalism Building.

This film reveals the true story of the Boston Globe investigative team uncovering the Catholic Church’s conspiracy to cover up the abuse of children by priests. This will give journalism students and everyone else in attendance an inside look at what it would be like to work not only on a serious investigation, but also just a newsroom in general. The film took home the award for “best picture” at the Oscars this year.

There will be a discussion about the movie immediately following the film led by Leonard Apcar, the former senior editor of The New York Times. Apcar is now the Switzer Chair in Media Literacy at the Manship School. Jerry Ceppos, the dean of the Manship School and professor Steve Buttry will also be involved with the discussion.

This event is open to all students, faculty and the public. Follow @ManshipSchool on Twitter for more information about upcoming events and follow @cat_schexnayder to see live tweets of tonight’s event. Be a part of the fun and use #LSUspotlightscreening in your own tweets.

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