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Brooke Williams

Boston University
Investigative reporter and associate professor of the practice of computational journalism
Brooke Williams is an investigative journalist and associate professor of the practice of computational journalism at Boston University. She specializes in data-driven reporting and storytelling to hold powerful accountable. Most recently, a series of front-page investigations Williams co-authored for The New York Times contributed to the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Beat Reporting. Before joining Boston University, Williams was an investigative journalism fellow for three years at Harvard Law School, where she launched a nationwide investigation into federal prosecutors for The Intercept that utilizes machine learning.

Williams began her career as a writer at the Center for Public Integrity, where she co-authored Harmful Error: Investigating America’s Local ProsecutorsThe Buying of the President 2004, a New York Times bestseller, and Windfalls of War, an investigation into defense contracts that won a George Polk Award. Early in her career, Williams also worked on the watchdog team at The San Diego Union-Tribune, where she and her colleague were finalists for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for stories examining how the city mishandled public land. After wildfires ravaged San Diego County, her collaborative, prize-winning investigation into contractors the city hired to haul away debris resulted in a federal criminal probe and taxpayer settlement. Williams work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and online, as well as on the radio and Television.  

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