Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winning Journalist Malachy Browne returns to Limerick

The New York Times journalist will speak as part of the ‘Media Matters’ series of talks at UL.

By Ben Geary.

Pulitzer prize winning journalist Malachy Browne will return to his native Limerick this week to deliver a free public lecture in the University of Limerick.

“Joining the dots: New Frontiers of Investigative Journalism”, takes place on Thursday September 29th when New York Times journalist Browne will outline some of the cutting edge approaches from the world of investigative journalism.

The event has been organised as part of the celebrations to mark UL’s 50th anniversary.

From war crimes in Ukraine to police shootings in the US, Browne will walk his audience through some recent major stories that his award winning team at the New York Times has worked on. These stories demonstrate how to extract reporting details and analysis of evidence that is often hidden in plain sight.

“Much of our work is about verifying and layering little details and facts, mapping them in time and space, and connecting dots to reveal something bigger about a story or event,” he explained.

Browne will also speak about the declining trust within traditional media, the weaponization of social media and the higher standard that journalism must meet when explaining topics to readers and viewers.

Speaking ahead of the lecture, head of Journalism at UL Henry Silke remarked:

“We are really pleased to have Malachy Browne, who is someone we can say is at the cutting edge of journalism, give up his time to speak to our students. His work brings together the most important aspects of traditional journalism, evidence, fact checking and challenging powerful interests alongside the use of data technology to do so. This is particularly relevant to us in UL as we are preparing to launch a new undergraduate module in data journalism alongside a postgraduate diploma in data communications”.

Malachy Browne will speak on the Today with Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk on Wednesday at 10.40am

and the Limerick Today Programme on Live 95Fm at 11.20am on Thursday.

Tickets to attend his lecture in UL on Thursday September 29th at 7pm are free and can be booked in advance here.

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