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Episode 33: March 29, 2016

Data Analytics has been one of the most important and fastest-growing sectors of business, and the combination of data analytics and journalism has become increasingly popular as well. Walter Hickey is the Chief Culture Writer for, a website that uses data and statistics to talk about the world. In this episode, we discuss how journalists are using data to help us understand the world around us..


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  • What FiveThirtyEight does and how they make numbers compelling
  • How to make data “cool” with important data vs interesting data
  • How they go about doing data visualization at FiveThirtyEight
  • Where the intersection of math and journalism happens
  • How Walter started doing statistical journalism
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