Visual Investigations: Innovation in Storytelling

Visual Investigations: Innovation in Storytelling

Meet the Speaker: Malachy Browne

Presented by James O'Rourke

Malachy Browne is a Senior Story Producer with the New York Times. He specializes in visual investigations, a form of accountability and explanatory journalism that combines traditional reporting with advanced digital forensics, such analyzing videos, photos and audio, using satellite imagery, and 3-D reconstructions of crime scenes. Malachy has led investigations on policing in America, Russian airstrikes on hospitals in Syria, the Las Vegas mass shooting, chemical weapons attacks in Syria, extra-judicial military shootings in Nigeria, the Saudi officials who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, and the killing of a young Palestinian medic along the Gaza-Israel border.

Malachy and his team’s work has led to government inquiries, has been cited at United Nations Security Council meetings and U.S. congressional hearings, has been used in murder trials, and has led Italy to cease arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Malachy and his team have shared in the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, a George Polk Award for International reporting, Emmys, OPC Awards, and other distinctions. Prior to joining The Times in 2016, Malachy worked as a reporter and editor at Storyful and Reported.ly, two social journalism startups; at Village, a current affairs magazine in Ireland; and as a computer programmer. He is from Broadford, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

Malachy won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for International Reporting. You can read his remarks at the May 4, 2020 award ceremony here.

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Presented by James O'Rourke

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