People come to me: “I want to be a writer.” What kind? “I wanna just write. That’s all I wanna do.” You don’t wanna shoot video on your phone and edit it and post it? “No.” You don’t want to record audio on your phone and post it… “No.” You don’t want to do any basic HTML? “No.” Don’t wanna do data? “No.” You don’t want to do social media? “No.” Here is what you do. Go to Home Depot, buy bunch of wood, build a time machine, and go back to Esquire in 1964, — cause that’s the last time that anybody did that job.

— Evan Smith, Texas Tribune co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief
(via The Future of News)

No Ceilings: It’s time to unleash girls’ potential in STEM

No Ceilings: It’s time to unleash girls’ potential in STEM

Girls and boys test similarly in math and science, but fewer women pursue STEM careers. Although testing data show that girls and boys in the United States and around the world perform at comparable levels in math and science in both primary and secondary school, female students are much less likely to graduate from college with a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, or math) than their male counterparts.

Story from No Ceilings, The Full Participation Project  from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Full report and source dataset available.

References for visualizing uncertainty

References for visualizing uncertainty

One of the increasingly frequent questions I get asked, particularly by people from a scientific or financial domain, is how to effectively visualise uncertainty of data and of statistics. My response is usually to make suggestions around annotated markings and/or colour gradients to indicate increasing or declining certainties.

Jornada “Comunicación y datos: el futuro ya está aquí”

Hoy se ha celebrado la jornada “Comunicación y Datos: el futuro ya está aquí”, con Miren Gutiérrez como maestra de ceremonias y Alberto Ortiz de Zárate, Guillermo Gutiérrez y David González como invitados. Continúa leyendo Jornada “Comunicación y datos: el futuro ya está aquí”