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Communicating statistics with the media

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Thursday 11 June 2015, 05:00pm - 07:00pm

Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX

How should statisticians be communicating with the media? This meeting will explore the relationship between statisticians, journalists and the public, and the statistician's role in providing expert statistical comments on media stories. Speakers will present their experiences of working with the media, reflecting on the challenges of communicating statistical ideas for non-technical audiences, whilst preserving the integrity of the story.


David Spiegelhalter, University of Cambridge: "Shabby stats in the news: whose fault is it?"
Hannah Fry, UCL, "Figures of interest"
Kevin McConway, The Open University, "Why are the newspapers full of numbers anyway?"
Chris Smyth, The Times, "Turning Statistics into Stories"
Anthony Reuben, BBC Head of Statistics, "What is the answer to dodgy stats?”

Chairs: Sheila Bird, University of Cambridge, and Tim Paulden, ATASS Sports & Young Statisticians Section

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Organiser Name Katie Harron

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Organising Group(s) RSS General Applications Section, Young Statisticians Section and getstats