PULIZTER-winning investigative journalist Malachy Browne of the New York Times is set to deliver an open-to-the-public seminar to journalism students at University of Limerick and the wider public on Thursday, September 29.
In a seminar titled “Joining the Dots: New Frontiers of Investivative Journalism”, the celebrated journalist and visual investigator, who originally hails from Broadford, Co Limerick, will be discussing some of the most current and cutting edge approaches to journalism that are increasingly driven by large datasets both hidden and publicly accessible.
Browne is part of the visual investigations team at the New York Times who, between them, have been highly decorated, receiving several awards including a Pulitzer Prize, four News and Documentary Emmys, a George Polk Award, three Overseas Press Club of America Awards, the Scripps Howard Impact Award, and an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.
The Limerick man was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2020 for international reporting for coverage of Russian culpability in crimes around the world, including the bombing of hospitals in Syria.
He also co-directed “Days of Rage”, a documentary capturing in vivid detail what happened during the US Capitol riot.
He has led investigations into the killing of Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans by police, 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.
In his seminar at UL, Browne will also be discussing the declining trust in traditional media, the weaponisation of social media, and the higher bar that journalism must meet in explaining to readers/viewers how we know something to be true.
The event is being held as part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebrations and is both open to the public and free to attend.
Tickets for the event can be booked via eventbrite.