We are coming up on a brief “Math for Journalists” unit.

Journalists often work with percentages.

If in 2015, I ate 20 donuts, and in 2016 I ate 40 donuts, what do you have to say about each of the following statements?

- I ate half as many donuts in 2015 as in 2016.
- In 2016, there was a 200% increase in the number of donuts I ate.
- There was a 50% decrease in the number of donuts I ate in 2015 as compared to 2016.

Khan Academy:

- averages,
- percentages,
- more on percentages
- mean, median and mode (though “mode” is not that relevant to journalism, it is part of this lesson)

## 11 Comments

But, I thought journalists only know about words and writing and English, you know that kind of stuff?

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/christianstrong/2017/11/13/math-for-journalists-say-what/

Math’s powers to inform and mislead

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/megansmoulder/2017/11/13/maths-powers/

Oh boy, math. WHY!!!!!!!

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/chriskacz/2017/11/14/math/

Hey guys, I hate math too but we’re in this together. http://blogs.setonhill.edu/patrickcrossen/2017/11/14/math-for-journalists/

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/abrauer/2017/11/15/math-for-journalists/

oh no not math!

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/emilyscrabot/2017/11/14/math-for-journalists/

You can’t duck math this time!

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/stevedumnich/2017/11/15/math-for-journalists/

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/andreameyers/2017/11/15/math-for-journalists/

MATH:

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/haleycarnahan/2017/11/15/math-for-journalists/

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/brittanygrimm/2017/12/03/math-for-journalists/

MATH!!!

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/jackmurphy/2017/12/04/math-for-journalists/