Raise your hand if you recently read a news article and were disappointed by how the journalist reported the data or a statistical concept. You're not alone! The ASA is partnering with STATS.org to introduce journalists and editors to statistical concepts and statisticians who can help them become more statistically savvy. You can help this initiative. The next time you read a news article that misstates or misinterprets statistical data or concepts, contact ASA Public Relations Coordinator Jeff Myers. ASA member Michael Lavine did this, resulting in 5,000 views to date of his January article on the STATS.org website.
Get Involved with This is Statistics
When was the last time you checked out the website for the ASA's public awareness campaign, "This is Statistics"? If it's been a while, take a few minutes now to visit it so you can check out all the new content and videos. And be sure to take a look at the new video that will be added the week of March 23. Also, if you haven't already, please follow This is Statistics on Twitter (@ThisisStats), like the campaign on Facebook, and be sure to share the campaign's messages with your followers and friends. Doing so will keep you and your network in the loop as new developments occur.