Tips for avoiding blunders with numbers in the news

These are some tips for avoiding blunders when writing stories with numbers and statistics. I came across with them while reading handbooks on Data Journalism, so this is a summary of the best of them: Read the rest of this entry »

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Alberto Cairo: “Data journalism will change this profession for the better”

Alberto Cairo during a conference

Alberto Cairo during a conference

Alberto Cairo is a professor of Information Graphics and Visualization at the School of Communication at the University of Miami, where he is also the director of the Visualization Program at the UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has written two books: Infografía 2.0: Visualización interactiva de información en prensa (Alamut, Spain, 2008) and The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization (PeachPit Press, 2012). In 2000, Cairo led the creation of the Interactive Infographics Department at El Mundo, the second largest newspaper in Spain, and one of the pioneers in embracing data visualization. Read the rest of this entry »