Investigative reporting will always be a necessity in society. As we move into the future, technology and muckraking will be intertwined. Reporters will need to know how technology can help their reporting and the presentation of their work to the public. Technologists will will need to understand the art of storytelling in the public interest. Our fates are joined.

Problems and opportunities abound in this space. We believe that through communication and mutual education, we can form a more perfect union between these two crafts.

It is with this in mind that the Center for Investigative Reporting and Google are teaming up to co-host TechRaking 2012, an event that will bring together technologists and muckrakers to form a more perfect union by exploring the problems and opportunities that lay before us.

More details about the event will be posted at techraking.tumblr.com as the date approaches. Expect a day tackling topics of storytelling, engagement and sustainability with a diverse group of journalists and technologists from the Bay Area and across the country.