Hey, this was an unusual media request

This popped up in the inbox:

Hi Professor Gelman – my name is ** and I’m a journalist who reports on issues of ** conducted by **.

Recently ** announced the department was working with “research groups” to study and analyze the **.

To further my reporting on this issue, I am reaching out to the top experts in the field of ** (your name was suggested) to find out which research group is currently working with ** on this project.

So I was wondering – are you the one teaming up with ** or the ** to analyze and interpret its ** data? Or have you been approached to do so?

Thanks,

**

No, it wasn’t about Freud.