Building alliances with journalists
64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada
Format: IPS Abstract
Session: IPS 199 - How to talk with journalists
Thursday 20 July 10 a.m. - noon (Canada/Eastern)
Too often there is a lack of mutual respect between journalists and statisticians. Statisticians are concerned that journalists are more concerned with obtaining a provocative story than with its veracity. Journalists find statisticians overly cautious and somewhat pedantic. This is such a wasted opportunity since partnership between statisticians and journalists can be extraordinarily productive. Responsible members of both communities share common aims seeking to expand knowledge, to speak truth to power and to empower the public through providing access to high quality information.