County Limerick-born Malachy Browne is a senior story producer on the Visual Investigations team at The New York Times. He was part of a 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 will discuss the nine months his team spent investigating who killed dozens of civilians along one street in Bucha, a normally quiet town on the outskirts of Kyiv. Their investigation, published in a series of articles, unmasked the military unit responsible, using exclusive phone records, documents, interviews and thousands of hours of video. You can watch a documentary they made about it here.
He has led investigations into the killing of Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans by police, 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.
This team has received several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, four News and Documentary Emmys, a George Polk Award, three Overseas Press Club of America Awards, the Scripps Howard Impact Award, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and a Pulitzer finalist citation (2017).
Prior to joining The Times in 2016, Mr. Browne 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.