How Data Can Make You A Smarter Journalist

We brought data journalists and USC alums, Natalie Morin and Nick Selbe, from Graphiq to discuss how they write stories using data.

Journalism today is saturated with hot takes. Too often, reactionary, opinionated pieces are written with little to no regard for unbiased, objective reporting — especially in more subjective topics, like sports and entertainment. How do we combat the hot take? With a “smart take,” using data. Watch below to learn how numbers can play an important role in elevating discussion and how you can use them to your advantage, no matter how numbers-savvy you are.