Communicating uncertainty to our readers

“After what happened in the presidential election, I think there is going to be a growing interest in how to communicate data better to the public — and in particular how to communicate uncertainty.”

Alberto Cairo is Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami.

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Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

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Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

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Trushar Barot   API or die

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Guy Raz   Inspiration and hope will matter more than ever

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Samantha Barry   Messaging apps go mainstream

Adam Thomas   The coming collaboration across Europe

Tim Herrera   The safe space of service journalism

Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

Vivian Schiller   Tested like never before

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Margarita Noriega   From pinning tweets to tweeting pins

Mary Walter-Brown   Getting comfortable asking for money

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Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

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Julia Beizer   Building a coherent core identity

Joanne Lipman   The year of the drone, really

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Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Dan Gillmor   Fix the demand side of news too

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Alberto Cairo   Communicating uncertainty to our readers

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Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

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Keren Goldshlager   Defining a focus, and then saying no

Swati Sharma   Failing diversity is failing journalism

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Ole Reißmann   Un-faking the news

Scott Dodd   Nonprofits team up for impact

Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Alexis Lloyd   Public trust for private realities

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

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Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

Sam Ford   The year we talk about our awful metrics

Laura E. Davis   Show your work

Ken Schwencke   Disaggregation and collection

S.P. Sullivan   Baking transparency into our routines

Sara M. Watson   There is no neutral interface

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Nicholas Quah   Podcasting’s coming class war

An Xiao Mina   2017 is for the attention innovators

Erin Pettigrew   A year of reflection in tech

Erin Millar   The bottom falls out of Canadian media

Tim Griggs   The year we stop taking sides

Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Hillary Frey   Forests need to burn to regrow

Mira Lowe   News literacy, bias, and “Hamilton”

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

Corey Ford   The year of the rebelpreneur

Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

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Richard J. Tofel   The country doesn’t trust us — but they do believe us

Andrew Ramsammy   Rise of the rebel journalist

Bill Adair   The year of the fact-checking bot

Pablo Boczkowski   Fake news and the future of journalism

Tracie Powell   Building reader relationships

Ray Soto   VR moves from experiments to immersion

Annemarie Dooling   UGC as a path out of the bubble

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Megan H. Chan   Cultural reporting goes mainstream

Carrie Brown-Smith   We won’t do enough

Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

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Rachel Schallom   Stop flying over the flyover states

David Chavern   Fake news gets solved

Anita Zielina   The sales funnel reaches (and changes) the newsroom

Mary Meehan   Feeling blue in a red state

Reyhan Harmanci   Bear witness — but then what?

Matt Waite   The people running the media are the problem

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

P. Kim Bui   The year journalism teaches again

Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

Asma Khalid   The year of the newsy podcast

Sarah Wolozin   Virtual reality on the open web

Gabriel Snyder   The aberration of 20th-century journalism

Sue Schardt   Objectivity, fairness, balance, and love

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

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Doris Truong   Connecting with diverse perspectives