SAVE THE DATE: Journalism icon Walter Robinson of “Spotlight” fame to speak at Current event

Walter V. Robinson, who led The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Spotlight investigative journalism team, will speak at a special event hosted by the Current at the Warwick Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

As part of the evening, the Current will show the Academy Award-winning film, “Spotlight,” based on Robinson and his Globe colleagues. (Michael Keaton played Robinson on screen.)

Journalist Water V. Robinson of “Spotlight” fame is coming to Marblehead. COURTESY PHOTO

Robinson is currently editor at large at the Globe, where his high impact stories about local, national and international events have graced the front page since 1972.

The “Spotlight” evening begins at 6 p.m. with a champagne reception and light refreshments. At 6:30 p.m., Robinson will talk about investigative journalism, as well as the importance of nonprofit, independent news. The movie will then begin at 7:30 p.m.

This event is being held to support the Current’s NewsMatch fundraising campaign. Tickets are available for a one-time gift of $100 each or for a sustaining contribution of $25 per month.

This event is sponsored by Marblehead Collision.

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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