Collaboration with scientists and academics as a reporting tool
Scientists, academics and investigative journalists have a lot in common. Both develop deep knowledge of their subjects over long-spanning careers and care about accuracy, fairness and making an impact through groundbreaking discoveries. This panel will discuss what academics researchers and journalists can learn from each other, how they can effectively work together by harnessing complementary skills and successfully collaborate to push the boundaries of research and reporting while maintaining the highest standards.
Sharad Goel is an assistant professor at Stanford University and executive director of the Stanford Computational Policy Lab. He looks at public policy through the lens of computer science, bringing a computational perspective to a diverse range of contemporary issues, including police practices, bail reform, political polarization, voter fraud, and online privacy. @5harad
Sinduja Rangarajan is a data reporter at Reveal who analyzes data and investigates inequities in technology companies. She is also the organizer of the Mind to Mind conference, that brings together academics and journalists to collaborate together.
Sam Roe is a Chicago Tribune investigative reporter. He was part of the reporting team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, and he has also been a Pulitzer finalist four times, most recently in 2017 for an investigation into dangerous prescription drug combinations. @SamRoe
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