Episode 37: ‘Spotlight’ Screenwriter Josh Singer & Journalist Megan Twohey on the Complexity of Truth

MJ

This week we have two exceptional guests to kick off 2016. Josh Singer, the co-screenwriter (with director Tom McCarthy) of the award-winning film “Spotlight, based on The Boston Globe’s 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church; and Reuters investigative journalist Megan Twohey, a 2014 Pulitzer-prize finalist for her investigative series “The Child Exchange” in which she exposed an underground Internet marketplace where parents who had adopted children from overseas could bypass social welfare regulations to get rid of children they no longer wanted.

Obviously the brain power in the room was overwhelming! I hope you hear just how passionate and dedicated Josh and Megan are to uncovering injustices in the world and to the future of journalism.

It’s very exciting to be back in the studio. We have amazing guests lined up for you in 2016 so stay tuned and help spread the word on Twitter @litupshow and Instagram @litupshow.

xoxo Angie

And go see this film!

Josh SingerMegan Twohey

Josh Singer was a writer on The West Wing and Fringe, and the writer of the feature “The Fifth Estate” biopic about Wikileaks’s Julian Assange. Before becoming a writer, her worked as a business analyst for McKinsey & Company,, he got a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Megan Towhey is an investigative reporter with Reuters based in New York. A Pulitzer-prize finalist, she previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Moscow Times and National Journal.