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Stats + Stories: Data Is The New Punk

Simon Rogers is an award-winning data journalist, writer and speaker.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

We swim in a virtual stew of data. From voting data, to health data, to crime data, there’s likely a number somewhere that, with a little crunching, can get you a better understanding of your community. The task of crunching those numbers and making them intelligible for a broad audience is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in the studio are regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, former Chair of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guest today is Simon Rogers, a data journalist who authored the book Facts Are Sacred, which quote, “reveals how data has changed our world and what it tells us”. He’s currently a data editor at Google, and before joining that new media giant, Rogers served as a data editor at Twitter, and worked at The Guardian where he created the newspaper’s data blog. 

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.