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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Carla Zanoni   Prioritizing emotional health

Bill Keller   A healthy skepticism about data

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Melody Kramer   Radically rethinking design

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Ryan McCarthy   Platforms grow up or grow more toxic

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Rachel Sklar   Women are going to get loud

Liz Danzico   The triumph of the small

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Mark Armstrong   Time to pay up

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Geetika Rudra   Journalism is community

Jon Slade   Trusted news, at a premium

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Jeremy Barr   A terrible year for Tiers B through D

Umbreen Bhatti   A sense of journalists’ humanity

David Weigel   A test for online speech

Katie Zhu   The year of minority media

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Christopher Meighan   Unlocking a deeper mobile experience

Dan Colarusso   Let’s make live video we can love

Emi Kolawole   From empathy to community

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Ariane Bernard   Better data about your users

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Andrea Silenzi   Podcasts dive into breaking news analysis

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Lee Glendinning   A call for great editing

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Caitlin Thompson   High touch, high value

Laura Walker   Authentic voices, not fake news

Claire Wardle   Verification takes center stage

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