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Spotlight at 50

Fifteen Spotlight Team investigations that made a difference

A look back at some of the journalism projects that changed Boston and beyond.

Globe staff photos/Globe staff illustration

Since 1970, the Boston Globe Spotlight Team has been digging into stories that have prompted significant changes. To honor the investigative units’s milestone anniversary, Spotlight Team members, past and present, and others selected the top 15 Spotlight investigations of all time. To find out more about their picks, click on the links below and read about each original investigation and the lasting impact it had.

1971: Spotlight on Somerville