Statisticians on data journalism’s sweet spot

This year saw the United Nations host its first World Data Forum in South Africa, bringing together more than a thousand data experts and statisticians to find ways to use data for sustainable development. 2017 was also the year that Tableau, a data visualization...

Popular Allergy, Sleep Medicines and Dementia: A Risk?

Responding to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine linking certain drugs to dementia, The Daily Mail ran with the headline: “Popular sleep remedies and hayfever pills ‘increase risk of Alzheimer’s by more than 50%.’” It’s not clear whom the Daily...

The CDC Conspiracy

  Should the media cover anti-vaccination claims? Conventional reporting would probably do more harm than good if it did so by just reporting both sides and creating the impression of equivalency between weight of evidence and false claims. But what if the latest...

The CDC Conspiracy

  Should the media cover anti-vaccination claims? Conventional reporting would probably do more harm than good if it did so by just reporting both sides and creating the impression of equivalency between weight of evidence and false claims. But what if the latest...
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