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mark hansen

mark hansen
Professor | Director, Columbia Journalism School | The Brown Institute for Media Innovation

Mark Hansen is a professor of journalism and the director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a bicoastal collaboration between the Columbia Journalism School and the School of Engineering at Stanford University with a mission to explore the interplay between technology and story. Previously, Mark was a professor in the Department of Statistics at UCLA. In addition to his technical work, he also has an active art practice involving the presentation of data for the public. His work with the Office for Creative Research has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the London Science Museum, and the Cartier Foundation in Paris and in permanent displays in the lobbies of the New York Times building and the Public Theater in Manhattan. Mark holds a BS in applied math from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD and MA in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.


9:40am–9:55am Thursday, August 23, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom
mark hansen (Columbia Journalism School | The Brown Institute for Media Innovation)
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Beyond Twitter, Facebook, and similar networks, without question, data, code, and algorithms are forming systems of power in our society. Mark Hansen explains why it is crucial that journalists—explainers of last resort—be able to interrogate these systems, holding power to account. Read more.