Investigative journalism in a ‘post-truth’ age the focus of King Chair Lecture April 20

Investigative journalism in a “post-truth” age will be the focus of a lecture by the editor of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team on April 20 at the University of Maine.

Patricia Wen, who leads the nation’s oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative unit, will speak on “Getting It Right: Investigative Journalism in a ‘Post-Truth’ Age” as part of the Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Series, now in its inaugural year. The free public lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in Wells Conference Center.

Wen took over the six-member Boston Globe Spotlight Team after several decades of working as one of its reporters. Over the years, Wen has specialized in covering social service, legal and medical issues. She has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize — once in 2004 for feature writing and also in 2013 as part of a team for national reporting. Wen also has twice won the Casey Medal for coverage of children and family issues.

The Spotlight Team’s work on the Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal was featured in the 2016 Academy Award-winning movie, “Spotlight.”

More information about the King Chair Lecture Series is online. To request a disability accommodation, call 581.1226.

Contact: Margaret Nagle, 207.581.3745