Journalist Michael Rezendes of Spotlight to speak to KGNU | ZEE Jaipur Literary Festival

Published on: June 11th, 2019

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The Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Michael Rezendes will be in conversation with KGNU on Thursday, June 13, to raise funds for the annual ZEE Jaipur Literary Festival. Michael Rezendes, you may be aware, is a Pulitzer Prize ­winning investigative reporter with the Global Investigations Desk of the Associate Press. Formerly with the The Boston Globe Spotlight Team, he was played by Mark Ruffalo in the Oscar­ winning movie, Spotlight. He is also a co­author of two books Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church, and Sin Against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church

Speaking with Maeve Conran of KGNU, Rezendes plans to share new developments from the investigation as they have unfolded over the last few years and talk indepth about the challenges and risks of reporters working internationally in present times, as well as touch on the overall crisis in the news business and how to nurture it into the future. 

“This event offers people in Colorado a chance to hear first hand from one of the country’s preeminent investigative journalists and is an example of the caliber of speakers that JLF brings to Boulder,” Maeve Conran said in a press release. 

The ZEE Jaipur Literary Festival brings together a diverse mix of some of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders and entertainers to Colorado to engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue. Now in its fifth year, the festival is looking to raise $100,000 to continue to bring diverse authors and global conversation to Boulder. 

Tickets for the event are now on sale for $100 per person or $120 the day of the event. The evening will also include poetry readings, a paddle raise and catered Indian Feast at the historic home of local author Keele Burgin. 

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