Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at the high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

Spotlight: Private schools, painful secrets (2016)


Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.

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A Spotlight Team Report

Clash in the name of Care

Clash in the name of Care

Should a surgeon run two operations at once?

It is the root question in a battle pitting a star surgeon against a great hospital, MGH, and the conflict has put careers and reputations at risk.

Spotlight Follow-Up

// State acts on simultaneous surgeries

The move comes in the wake of a series of reports by the Globe Spotlight Team about double-booked operations.


// Concurrent surgeries come under new scrutiny

Following controversy at MGH, the world’s largest surgeons’ group is considering new guidelines for overlapping surgery.

// Clash in the Name of Care: The e-mails

The Globe Spotlight Team obtained e-mails that offer a rare glimpse at the heated battle inside MGH.

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Inside the Globe’s Spotlight report on concurrent surgeries.

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Spotlight’s feedback section, where you can share information with our reporters confidentially.

Inside 'Spotlight'

// The movie and the investigations

A look at The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, its award-winning investigative coverage, and the movie based on its reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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// Globe Spotlight Team

Find background and contact information for the investigative journalists at The Boston Globe.

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Other Globe Investigations

Investigative reporting can take months, but the impact is often dramatic. Read recent reports below.


Fishy business

Restaurants substituted tuna (left) with escolar (right), a less expensive fish that can cause gastrointestinal problems.

Dec. 2, 2012

A 2011 Globe investigation found widespread seafood mislabeling at Massachusetts stores and restaurants. A 2012 follow-up investigation found not much has changed.