Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Cathy O'Neil

No description


on 22 January 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Cathy O'Neil

Making the case for data journalism

Cathy O'Neil
Journalists in general
don't know much math
are afraid of math
tend to believe what they hear
"authority of inscrutable"
Classic journalism focuses on almost the opposite things that math and statistics does
Good news!
Data Journalism

Lede Program and grad programs at Columbia and other places
vs. computer assisted reporting

Still part of journalism ("the pitch")
Emphasis on maps
Can't see into private companies
And can't partner with them
Complexity's a bitch
Overall field is in trouble
We have some fantastic internal journalism happening!
Not only journalism, also tools
Math journalism for math people
Making the Case for Data Journalism
Putting a face on the story
Nabbing the bad guy
Finding the victim
Key example (for me)
Statistical discrimination in big data
where you can prove there is a victim but you can't find them, partly because they don't know they are a victim!
I Quant NY
Upshot (NYTimes)
At it's best it's amazing
Journalists want to:
speak truth to power
inform the public
without commercial interests
and with ethics

Who else does that?
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
Content Tools
From the MAA
From the AMS
Speaking of Terry Tao!
New tools!
Mainstream math journalism?
People as robots
Math as lonely activity
Never about the math
Fields Medal
How can we do better?
The life of an idea
Write stuff ourselves
Youtube channels
Map of mathematics?
Technical Tools & Standards
Tipping Point Math
Vi Hart
add conjectures
over time
Write op-eds
Special sessions
Develop tools
Promote ourselves
Full transcript