Who should tell the data stories?

March 6 2017

@maartenzam

Open Belgium

Stats offices vs. the media

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Telling data stories shouldn't get in the way of data publishing

II

Should statistical offices be present in the public debate?

Should the success of national statistics be measured in citations in the news?

III

"You're saying it's a falsehood, our Press Secretary gave alternative facts to that."

"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. Period."

In the wrong hands, data stories can turn into propaganda

So leave the data stories to the media?

But the media isn't doing its data work

Yes

So who should tell the data stories?

The media should

Media should be more data literate

Statistical offices could make journalist's lifes a bit easier

Thanks!

Who should tell the data stories?

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