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Stats + Stories: Understanding Data In The Digital Age

Mark Hansen is a professor of journalism where he also serves as the Director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation.
Stats and Stories

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Almost since its birth, people have been trying to figure out how information flows in Digital Media. Some have described the flow as viral in nature while others have used the concept of spread ability to make sense of the way people share material online. Among those trying to make sense out of a particular Web 2.0, are journalists. Reporting something grappling with such issues as verification and sourcing online as well as trying to figure out how to capitalize on new media to reach a broader audience. Stats and Stories host Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists, John Bailer, chair of Miami statistics department and Richard Campbell former chair of media journalism and film. Their guest is Mark Hansen a professor of journalism at Columbia University and the director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for media innovation. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.