Date(s) - 05/03/17
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Union League of Chicago
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30 P.M. | Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
6:30 P.M. | Awards presented by Richard H. Driehaus
7:15 P.M. | Keynote conversation with Marty Baron
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting honor some of the best government-related investigative reporting in the Midwest. These Awards recognize the importance of investigative journalism in advancing the principles of democracy.
Marty Baron became executive editor of The Washington Post in 2013. Under his leadership, The Post has won four Pulitzer Prizes. Previously, Baron worked as editor of The Boston Globe, which won six Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its investigation into a pattern of concealing clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
That story was later retold in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight,” in which Baron’s character was played by actor Liev Schreiber (pictured, below). While Baron was editor at The Miami Herald, the paper won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage.