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.
“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 condition. Tribune reporters also worked with researchers to test whether chain pharmacies warn patients about dangerous drug pairs.