I’m not quite sure I can summarize everything I learned at this year’s NICAR conference in Baltimore. There’s simply too much.
Here, however, are the highlights that I know I’ll be putting to use in The News Journal newsroom:
Statistics: Our new best friend
I attended a few panels on better using stats in the newsroom (one of which was even called “Enhance your stories with statistics”). We’ve done some rudimentary statistics quite bit, finding means, medians and even modes to explore different various topics.