måndag 13 juni 2016

Tips for journalists working with math, statistics: A list of key resources

From Journalist´s Resource
Using and understanding math and financial terms is a regular part of practically every journalism beat. Reporters review government budgets, analyze population trends and scrutinize the findings of research studies. As part of the reporting process, they also do a lot of calculations. Journalists need to be able to present numerical information in simple, straightforward ways so the public can understand how certain changes will or could impact their pocketbooks — for example, how much homeowners will pay in property taxes after their county government reassesses local property values or how much tuition has risen among the colleges and universities in a certain region.

To help with this important work, Journalist’s Resource has pulled together a list of math-related resources that should be useful to media professionals regardless of experience level and background: