Posts tagged 'science'
At a time when journalism and science are under fire, opportunities might exist to join forces.
Just how to do that was the focus of Mind to Mind, a symposium held Friday at Stanford University.
Photo by Maddie Grace McClung
Patricia Shiu, former director of compliance programs at the U.S.Department of Labor, talks about pay disparities.
“We can fight back by better serving the public,” Chicago Tribune reporter Sam Roe told attendees. For a 2016 investigation about dangerous drug interactions, Roe teamed with data scientists at Columbia University to find prescription drug combinations linked to a serious heart ...
Earlier this fall, I was invited to attend an extraordinary meeting at the White House. “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People” was the coming together of an effort that has been percolating in the federal government for the past couple of years, to engage more citizens in creating and using government data through citizen science and crowdsourcing.
The forum, which drew participants from all over the United States, explored ways to enable ordinary citizens everywhere to collect, analyze and contribute data to government agencies and access it, to help spot problems and devise ...
Illustration by Lesia Olesnyckyj
One of the things we do at the Investigative Reporting Workshop is explore how different academic disciplines can enrich and inform investigative journalism. A talk this week on seafood fraud sponsored by AU’s interdisciplinary ECOllaborative provides a case in point.
Kimberly A. Warner, senior scientist for the ocean conservation group Oceana, described her organization’s efforts to combat widespread global seafood fraud. The United States imports 94 percent of its seafood. Oceana scientists have discovered that much of it is mislabeled. Thanks to advances in DNA testing over the last several years, scientists like Warner ...
Posted: July 23, 2015 | Tags: science
When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sent back its first crisp images of Pluto last week, the culmination of a 3-billion mile, 9 1/2-year journey filled with cliffhangers and near disasters, you didn't need to be a scientist to feel the exhilaration of discovering what was, until then, a dark and blurry corner of the solar system.
Photo by Jeff Watts, AU
Lief will develop projects that connect scientists and journalists in her role at the Workshop.
Given my interests within research and media, I also thought about the lessons for journalism.
The project I began last year ...