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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Michael Kuntz   Trust is the new click

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Mike Ragsdale   A smarter information diet

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Andrew Haeg   The year of listening

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Cory Haik   Navigating power in Trump’s America

Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Alice Antheaume   A new test for French media

Emily Goligoski   Incorporating audience feedback at scale

Javaun Moradi   What can we own?

Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

Olivia Ma   The year collaboration beats competition

Millie Tran   International expansion without colonial overtones

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

Mandy Velez   The audience is the source and the story

Sarah Marshall   Focusing on the why of the click

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Amy Webb   Journalism as a service

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