Viewing: Additional Reading and Resources
- How Science Works
- Sources and Experts: Where to Find Them and How to Vet Them
- Making Sense of Science Stats
- Editing for Story
- Editing Controversial Science
- Holding Science to Account
- Covering Health Care
- Climate and the Environment
- Fact-Checking Science Journalism: How to Make Sure Your Stories Are True
Illustrating Complex Science Stories
- The Role of Visuals in Science Journalism
- The Process of Building Science-Centric Graphics
- Strategies for Using Visuals to Put Breaking Science in Context
- Special Considerations for Data Visualization
- Uncertainty and Misinformation
- Editorial Illustration, Photography, and Moving Images
- Additional Reading and Resources
- About the Author
- Social Media and Reader Engagement
- Popular Science
- Op-Eds and Essays
- About This Handbook
Additional Reading and Resources
- Darrell Huff, How to Lie With Statistics (1957), Penguin Books. The best and most immediate entry into the world of numbers in the news.
- John Allen Paulos, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995), Anchor Books. Informative, full of examples, and easy to read.
- Hans Rosling, Factfulness (2018), Flatiron Books.
- Alberto Cairo, How Charts Lie (2019), W.W. Norton and Company. A useful focus on how charts should be drawn and used in the news.
- Sarah Cohen. Numbers in the Newsroom (2014) Investigative Reporters & Editors. Math made easy for journalists, with examples of how to calculate the most essential formulas needed to understand statistics.
- GapMinder – Teaches how to foster a fact-based worldview, exploring data and facts that are widely available on health, wealth, demographics, and environment, and how to combine data in compelling narratives.
- FiveThirtyEight’s Science Section – Good examples of the use of scientific data in an approachable and accurate way.
- Science Feedback – A nonprofit effort that brings scientists with relevant expertise from different institutions and disciplines (currently limited to climate and health issues) to review and comment on news articles containing science information and data, calling out inaccuracies and faulty reasoning.