You may know her as Rachel McAdams’s character in the Academy Award–winning movie Spotlight. Sacha Pfeiffer, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist, spoke to students Wednesday about her role on the Boston Globe Spotlight Team that published a story on the sex-abuse scandal within the Catholic Church.

Pfeiffer led a discussion and facilitated a question-and-answer period, moderated by the Maroon-News editors-in-chief Julia Queller ’16 and Spencer Serling ’16. The event in Love Auditorium was sponsored by the Milmoe Workshop in Journalism.

“I think this movie is an incredibly authentic portrayal of how we do our jobs, and the reason I think it’s so authentic is that they worked with us so closely to make it that way,” Pfieffer said.

“For those of you who are interested in jobs in journalism, I think these are the most wonderful jobs in the world. As this movie shows, you have both the example to do something that can have great impact and great meaning.”

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