Affiliation:NYU/ Freelance Journalist, Princeton University, Pulitzer Center, The Associated Press
Tipsheet for "Investigating algorithmic harm: Best practices and hard-learned lessons," a session at the IRE 2023 conference in Orlando on Friday, June 23, 2023.
Session description: Algorithms touch every aspect of social life and every reporter’s beat. They also have the potential to harm the most vulnerable members of society. How do you investigate algorithms that are riddled with bias, prejudice, and randomness? What are the best practices and methods to hold algorithms accountable?
Leading investigative reporters and a computer scientist from Princeton University will share how they use public records, experiments and collaborative reporting to uncover algorithmic harm. They will present templates and blueprints to empower reporters to avoid common mistakes as they investigate technologies that affect their communities.
This session was planned in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.