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Mind to Mind 2017: Researchers and Reporters Join Forces on America’s Workforce

Mind to Mind brings together academics – economists, anthropologists, sociologists, public policy experts and lawyers – with journalists to brainstorm ways to successfully collaborate.

Academics and investigative journalists have a lot in common. Both develop deep knowledge of their subjects over long careers and care about accuracy, fairness and making an impact through groundbreaking discoveries. But they often work in parallel universes.

This symposium will explore what these experts from diverse backgrounds can learn from each other, how they can combine their strengths to bring more immediacy to research and more academic rigor to investigative stories.

Conversations will range widely, from the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley to the plight of immigrant laborers, from the human fallout of the gig economy to the insidious role of data in discrimination.

Come join us for a day of intense intellectual discussion.
Space is limited, so please register ASAP.

M2M is a collaboration between The Center for Investigative Reporting, the nation’s oldest nonprofit investigative newsroom, and Stanford University.

Confirmed speakers and participants include these award-winning journalists and notable academics:

Prof. Ifeoma Ajunwa, Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University
Prof. Chris Benner, Department of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Annette Bernhardt, Ph.D., Director, Low-wage Work Program, UC Berkeley
Ziva Branstetter, Senior editor, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
Will Evans, Journalist, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jessica Garrison, Journalist, BuzzFeed News
Prof. Sharad Goel, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Michael Grabell, Journalist, ProPublica
Jay Hamilton, Ph.D., Department of Communication, Stanford University
Prof. Ben Hansen, Department of Economics, University of Oregon
Prof. Sarah Horton, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver
Y-Vonne Hutchinson, Founder ReadySet and Co-founder/Advisor Project Include
Marisa Kendall, Technology reporter, San Jose Mercury News
Jennifer LaFleur, Data Journalist in Residence, American University
Prof. Joanna Lahey, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Jeff Larson, Journalist, ProPublica
Alexis Martin, Ph.D., Director of research, Kapor Center for Social Impact
Prof. Cheryl Phillips, Department of Communication, Stanford University
Amy Pyle, Editor in Chief, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
Sam Roe, Journalist, Chicago Tribune
Prof. Don Tomaskovic-Devey, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bernice Yeung, Journalist, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

To see what each of these experts will be discussing, take a look at the day’s agenda.

To join the conversation on Twitter, please use these hashtags: #M2M2017 #M2M