Previously known as the Numeracy Primer, the Math for Journalists Certificate has been updated to help aspiring and early career journalists write about numbers with confidence.
Reporters on the business beat or covering city government expect to deal with numbers in most stories, but they’re not the only ones. Numbers crop up in media stories constantly. Science and health reporting. Education. Food. Even weather: We challenge you to find a story about climate change, drought or forest fires that is not full of numbers.
And as journalism confronts the age of Big Data, more numbers are appearing in more and more places. Only now, they’re dressed up as data and hobnob with fancy friends like “correlation” and “analytics.” What’s a hapless journalist to do?
The Math for Journalists Certificate is here to help you confront these numbers head-on and write about them accurately, ethically and elegantly. Educators, we encourage you to integrate this certificate into your classroom. Upon successful completion of the course, your students will receive a certificate to demonstrate their competence.
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