Reporting the Capitol Riots: A Conversation with Kadia Goba and Malachy Browne

Speaker(s): Kadia Goba, Malachy Browne. Claire Wardle

Center for Media at Risk Roundtable: Claire Wardle, Kadia Goba, Malachy Browne

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This session will provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges of reporting on Capitol Riots. Kadia Goba was on the ground reporting from inside the Capitol and Malachy Browne used eyewitness footage to piece together events from the thousands of livestreams and posts to social media. We will hear them talk about their experiences from that day and afterwards and what their experiences can teach us about journalism today.

About the Speakers 

Claire Wardle is considered one of the world’s leading experts on misinformation. She leads the strategic direction and research for First Draft, a non-profit she co-founded in 2015. Over the past decade she has been a Fellow at TED, the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and head of social media for the United Nations Refugee Agency. She graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania with her PhD in 2004. On Twitter she is @cward1e.

Malachy Browne is a member of the New York Times team producing visual investigations, an new form of explanatory and accountability journalism that combines traditional reporting with advanced digital forensics. Malachy has produced investigations into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Russian bombing of hospitals in Syria, the killing of Breonna Taylor, the Las Vegas mass shooting, extra-judicial military shootings in Nigeria, the Saudi officials who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the killing of a young Palestinian medic along the Gaza-Israel border. His work has been recognized with several journalism awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Malachy is from Limerick, Ireland. On Twitter he is @malachybrowne.

Kadia Goba is a national politics reporter with BuzzFeed News covering the future of the Republican Party. Before returning to BuzzFeed News, Goba covered Congress for Axios and before that former president Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for BuzzFeed News. She’s a New York native and moved to Washington D.C. in 2019 after covering city politics in her hometown Brooklyn, New York. Goba reported on an environmental crisis in Sierra Leone, W. Africa as a Campus Consortium reporting fellow for the Pulitzer Center before starting her career as a professional journalist. She has appeared on CBSN’s Red & Blue, Times London and other network and radio broadcasts. On Twitter she is @kadiagoba.

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