The room is packed and buzzing in anticipation for Martin Baron to hit the stage #kesterton @PostBaron
#kesterton kicks off with Spotlight movie trailer and Catholic church sex scandal
@PostBaron won a Pulitzer prize for his work with the Boston Globe on the Catholic church sex scandal
Susan Harada (@SHarada3) opens up the evening, with Allan Thompson giving the introduction for @PostBaron.
"It made me proud of being a reporter" says Thompson about Spotlight movie #kesterton @spotlightmovie
CBC's Robyn Bresnahan (@RobynBresnahan) leads the interview with @PostBaron
First question of the night, "how do you feel about being played by Liev Schreiber?" (@LievSchreiber)
@martybaron was "unhappy" at the time Spotlight took place. Saw himself as "outsider."
"The truth may never be known should be chum for journalists" @martybaron #kesterton
"People were stunned I would bring this up on my first meeting, on my first day, " says Baron about going after Catholic Church #kesterton
"We are supposed to pursue stories like this." @PostBaron
Describes meeting with the Catholic Church's Cardinal in Boston as "awkward." @PostBaron #kesterton
"He himself was not held accountable in any meaningful away, except by the public," says @PostBaron about the cardinal
"Certainly less of it than I would like to see." @PostBaron on investigative journalism.
"Do people know what that means?" asks @PostBaron about "resting bitch face."
"People can collaborate more," says @PostBaron on new Washington Post building.
"The reality is that most people are reading digitally," says @PostBaron, with 75 million reading the Washington Post online.
"Doesn't mean we have to give up our principles," says @PostBaron on new-age journalism
"Our most serious competition is Facebook," says @PostBaron
Many people are getting their news from Google and Facebook now says @PostBaron
"Always thought it was a mistake that tablets would save newspapers," says @PostBaron #kesterton
@PostBaron asks what had more of an effect on your life: landing on the moon or putting wheels on luggage? #kesterton
"Our view was that there should be a public debate," says @PostBaron on national security question in United States
"A lot of government officials afraid to talk to the media," says @Post Baron. There is "fear in the federal government."
"Try to facilitate a serious conversation" says @PostBaton on the comments section of the Washington Post
@PostBarron says he did not give limited press time for Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) for presidential election.
"You name the candidate, they said the media was against them," says @PostBaron on presidential election
@PostBaron says he first got interested in the news from his parents. #kesterton
"Be a good writer. Be a good thinker," says @PostBaron on becoming a good, young journalist
"Be an optimist," says @PostBaron. "There is no acceptable alternative." #kesterton
The night ends with @PostBaron with a question from the crowd about hedge funds owning newspapers #kesterton
Food and drinks served at the reception #kesterton