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Stats + Stories: How To Be An Ethical Data Journalist

Bekah McBride is a science writer and communications specialist who has worked with both companies and universities to turn data and research into applicable and actionable messages that inspire change.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Understanding data has become only more important with the proliferation of social media and the circulation it enables of claims and counterclaims. Figuring out what claims are founded on data and facts and what aren’t can be a difficult task, one that, ideally, journalists should be able to help the public navigate. Data journalism and its ethics is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington and egular panelists John Bailer, chair of Miami Statistics Department and Richard Campbell, former chair of Media, Journalism and Film are joined by Becca McBride, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. McBride is also a science writer and communication specialist who has a particular concern for the communication of data. She's recently authored an article for Significance Magazine about the do's and don'ts of ethical data journalism. 

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.      

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