MODERATOR: Edward Wasserman, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Lindsay Green-Barber, Center for Investigative Reporting Joshua Schwartz, Chartbeat Richard Tofel, ProPublica
Lindsay Green-Barber is a post-doctoral ACLS Public Fellow working at the Center for Investigative Reporting as a Media Impact Analyst. At CIR, she is working to define and conceptualize of impact in order to understand the associated mechanisms and processes. She holds a doctorate in political science from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her research explored the use of information and communication technologies by indigenous peoples in Ecuador.
Josh Schwartz is Chief Data Scientist at Chartbeat. He focuses on applications of machine learning and optimization to help media companies grow and monetize their audience their audience. His work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post and The Atlantic, among others. In a prior life, he researched machine learning, optimization, and computer vision at MIT, Cornell, and the University of Chicago.
Richard Tofel was the founding general manager of ProPublica from 2007-2012, and became president on January 1, 2013. He has responsibility for all of ProPublica’s non-journalism operations, including communications, legal, development, finance and budgeting, and human resources.
Edward Wasserman is dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Previously, he was the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He writes and speaks widely on matters related to media rights and wrongs, technological change, and media ownership and control.