Why the Journalist and Scholar Should be Friends

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.

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