Malachy Browne - 



Malachy Browne - Managing Editor
former News Editor Storyful   


About Malachy: Malachy Browne is Managing Editor and Europe Anchor of, the social media reporting arm of First Look Media. He joined in December 2014 from news agency Storyful, where as news editor he led a global team of journalists reporting on international news stories emerging on social networks.


Malachy takes an interest in international politics, conflict, social justice and human rights. Storyful extensively covered the Arab Spring, conflicts in Ivory Coast, Syria and Ukraine, humanitarian crises from Somalia’s famine to Typhoon Haiyan, global civil rights movements, and the response to Europe’s economic crisis. He has written about eyewitness media and citizen networks for Al Jazeera, Open Democracy and the European Journalism Centre's Verification Handbook.


Prior to Storyful, Malachy created and edited (2009), an Irish political website and magazine archive. He worked for the political magazine, Village from 2006 to 2008 and ran the magazine's website, Formerly a programmer, Malachy enjoys creating technology that powers journalism and human rights work. He lives in Dublin.  


Keynote Title: Finding facts in the heat of the moment

Abstract: The convergence of mobile connectivity, smartphones and social networking has made more information available, more immediately than ever before. Billions of people now control the means of production that were once the preserve of traditional media. New, original sources of information abound, and authenticity, not authority, is touted as the new currency. But trust remains paramount - knowing who and what to heed. This discussion explores the array of open source data, tools and techniques to perform real-time research and establish facts.




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