Past Event

J-NOW Hearst Lecture: The Modern Face of War Reporting

October 10, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Lecture Hall

Join Malachy Browne, journalist at The New York Times, for a lecture on the current state of war reporting. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting as part of teams covering the war in Ukraine and in uncovering attacks on healthcare and civilians in Syria.

In this lecture, Mr. Browne will outline the reporting methodologies and techniques of the visual investigations team in producing high-impact accountability journalism that spans countries and conflicts. He will outline investigations conducted both on-the-ground and remotely, and will touch upon technological advances that future investigators will utilize.

If you would like to attend and are not part of the Columbia Journalism School community, register here.

His lecture will describe the diligent, relentless work of a team who collected troves of evidence of atrocities carried out in the Ukrainian town of Bucha in 2022. The resulting series of investigations caught Russian soldiers admitting their crimes in intercepted phone calls, identified dozens of victims, and culminated in a Pulitzer-winning film that named the Russian unit and commander responsible for their deaths. The revelations reverberated globally.

Mr. Browne will outline other award-winning investigations he led into chemical attacks in Syria, military shootings in Nigeria, the links between the Saudi officials who killed Jamal Khashoggi and their Crown Prince, and how Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian medic along the Gaza-Israel border.

The program is made possible by the generous donation of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Please note: Attendance is required for FT MS students. 

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