“It’s increasingly important that journalists have an understanding of statistics for their work,
and this was one of the clearest and most helpful presentations I’ve seen on the subject.”
— workshop attendee
Statistics Workshops for Journalists
Journalists have access to a plethora of raw and analyzed data, from voting reports to biomedical studies. Knowing the right questions to ask about the data is important, as is recognizing the pitfalls of poor data collection and analyses. Our statistics workshops for journalists, facilitated by a mathematician/statistician from the STATS.org Board of Advisors, provide attendees with a short course on key ideas and statistical concepts.
If you work at a media outlet, newsroom, or other and would like to host a workshop, please contact Neda Afsarmanesh.
September 22-23, 2016: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication (Athens, GA)
August 2016: Statistical Training for Science Writers, American Geophysical Union (Washington, DC)
May 2016: STAT, The Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
April 2016: American University (Washington, DC)
March 2016: Vox Media (Washington, DC)
January 2016: National Press Foundation (Washington, DC)
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