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Thursday, June 13 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Visual Investigations at the New York Times: Innovations in Truth Telling

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Throughout 2018, The Times applied its innovative methods of visual forensics to deconstruct chaotic events and “official” explanations. Its rigorous analysis exposed the culpability of nations and stripped away the confusion surrounding acts of violence here and abroad. It set the record straight. Journalism has traditionally depended on witnesses and documents, often leaked, to uncover the truth. But today, beyond records now often residing on the Internet, the available evidence is typically audiovisual: a cellphone video, a police-scanner audio, a satellite image, an Instagram post. Our stories employed novel journalistic sleuthing and cutting-edge software to gather and analyze evidence, allowing us to answer fundamental questions with authority. Who dropped a canister onto a Douma apartment building, and did it contain deadly chlorine gas? How did a bullet pass through a chaotic crowd in Gaza to kill a medic? Who killed Jamal Khashoggi, and how? Whenever murkiness enveloped some event anywhere in the world, it was often the visual investigations unit of The Times who cleared away the fog to reveal the truth. This session showcases the techniques that have set the standard for a fresh form of impactful journalism.

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Barbara Marcolini

Journalist, The New York Times

Thursday June 13, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Adean (Palais)