Making it Count:A Journalist's Guide to Numbers

Journalism requires wrestling facts out of statistics β€” something journalists often aren't taught to do. We created this journalist's guide to help them unlock the true powers of numbers. πŸ’ͺ

🧠 Learn about:

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  • How to check if there is a story contained within your data.
  • Easy ways to check your calculations.
  • The most common journalist calculations, with a few examples.
  • The importance of proper data visualization and some software recommendations.
  • How to accurately fact-check dubious claims with a step-by-step guide.
  • A host of helpful tools to save you a lot of time and effort.

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Contributors
Melissa Lopez's photo

Melissa Lopez, Journalist

University of the Philippines Diliman

Robbin Dagle's photo

Robbin Dagle, Journalist

Ateneo de Manila University

Juli Suazo's photo

Juli Suazo, Journalist, CNN Life

Ateneo de Manila University

Patricia Denise Chiu's photo

Patricia Denise Chiu, Journalist

University of the Philippines Diliman

Yvonne T. Chua's photo

Yvonne T. Chua, Journalism Educator

University of the Philippines

Steven Wooding's photo

Steven Wooding, Researcher

University of Surrey

Jack Bowater's photo

Jack Bowater, Researcher

University of Nottingham, Aston University

Davide Borchia's photo

Davide Borchia, Researcher

University of Eastern Piedmont

Rijk de Wet's photo

Rijk de Wet, Researcher

Stellenbosch University

Samantha Balboa's photo

Samantha Balboa, Project Manager

Ateneo de Manila University

Reina Sagnip's photo

Reina Sagnip, Project Manager

De La Salle University

Marjie Chan's photo

Marjie Chan, Graphic Designer

Ateneo de Manila University

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