Take a number — and put it in context

not teaching, still THINKING … Election ads. Full of increases, decreases, numbers and percentages. Whether you are consuming news about the upcoming elections or you are engaged in campaign coverage, here are some quick tips about putting numbers into context that might help. These tips are intended to empower you to publish clear stories that […]

May you have an understanding boss

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later “Who’s the Boss?” Great television show back in […]

Browser hoax dupes many

A number of credible news sites and blogs got duped by a hoax recently, providing yet another lesson when it comes to dealing with numbers, studies and surveys, and stories that are just too much fun — as well as with our own biases. There’s a good accounting by the BBC here of what happened. […]