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Averages deceive: birth control is better than the NYT credits

Update (16 Sep): This piece has become unexpectedly popular, which is a great but in retrospect I should have been more careful in my explanation. The point, and my numerical reasoning, stand, but to be clear: the problem is aggregation – the NYT’s implicit assumption of 100 couples each of which faces the group-average single-year effectiveness – and not dependence. 1,330 more words

Twenty years of unruly airline passengers in Canada

How do you get a Canadian to drop their polite and courteous façade? Put them on an airplane.

Using data culled from Transport Canada, Metro created a database of disruptive airline passenger incidents dating back to 1994. 1,018 more words


What's next for mathbabe?

The Columbia J-School program that I have been directing, The Lede Program in Data Journalism, has wound down this past week and in four days my 6-month contract with Columbia will end. 389 more words

Data Science

Data Journalism Workshop at the American University of Beirut

Perhaps it’s not new to see the academic sector in Lebanon trying to cope with the rapid growth of technology. Specifically, universities and higher education institutions are in a permanent fight for keeping up with what’s new. 884 more words

Big Data

New business models for data journos

How might a business model for data journalism look like? Is it possible to make money with data analysis for freelancers, or is data journalism something which works only for large media organizations who possess a lot of data and can turn it into being profitable? 433 more words


Starting to look Ship Shape

As we began to prepare for the proposal of our feature, many creases we thought could be ironed out later have come to the forefront. The process of outlining all of our ideas and intentions now has forced us all to think far more clearly, and far further ahead in regards to the site. 172 more words

Online Piracy

First Data Journalism Bootcamp Starts in Delhi

A 3-day data journalism bootcamp, co-hosted by the International Center for Journalists, the Hindustan Times, Hacks/Hackers New Delhi, Data{Meet} and the 9.9 School of Communication started on Friday in the National Capital Region of Delhi, India. 110 more words