Assessment of Statistical Literacy
Journalists and Media
Excellent news releases
Free internet resources
2018-2019 Poster Competition
New Media Resources in 2016
RSS Statistical Excellence in Journalism awards for 2016
Sites focused on developing Statistical Literacy for Journalism and Media Professionals
The Royal Statistical Society offers Resources for Journalists➶ as a means to help reporting on stories with science and statistics. Free online courses provide an introduction to the essentials of how science works, and give an overview the basic principles and methods of statistics. The emphasis is on questions to ask, pitfalls to look out for, and suggestions on how to communicate clearly, to best serve audiences.
Stats.org➶ is a collaboration between Sense About Science USA and the American Statistical Association to assist journalists and media professionals. They offer free advice, workshops, and topical analysis in support of the view that “statistics is—in our information age—the new journalism.”
News and Media Sites focused on Statistics and Statistical Literacy
Chance News➶provides an ongoing review of "current stories in the news that involve probability or statistical concepts." Click through to Chance News 107 to see most current postings.
FiveThirtyEight➶, founded by Nate Silver, provides analysis, interpretation and opinion applying statistics and analytics to current topics in Politics, Sports, Science & Health, Economics, and Culture.
Statistics Views➶ is provided by John Wiley & Sons Limited, of West Sussex. Published features on StatisticsViews.com are checked for statistical accuracy by a panel from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS).