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Irineo Cabreros

Making Newsrooms More Data Friendly | Stats + Stories Episode 201 (from the RSS 2021 Conference)

Release Date: 9/23/2021

Guest: Irineo Cabreros

Newsrooms all over the world are embracing data journalism – looking for unique and thoughtful ways to use data to tell stories about their communities. But is every newsroom handling data as carefully as it should be? What safeguards are in place ensure journalists are using data in ethical ways? That’s the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guest Irineo Cabreros.


#MemeMedianMode Contest Winner! | Stats + Stories Episode 200

Release Date: 9/16/2021

Guests: Nynke Krol and Eric Daza

At Stats+Stories we're lucky to have listeners who put up with John's bad jokes and our general shenanigans. In fact, you've listened to 199 discussions of the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics. To mark our 100th episode we asked you to submit statistical headlines and a haiku won. For 200 we took to Twitter using the #MemeMedianMode hashtag and this episode contains the results.


Statistics on the Timeline | Stats + Stories Episode 199.75 (from the RSS 2021 Conference)

Release Date: 9/9/2021

Guest: Dr. Natalie Dean

Dr. Natalie Dean (@nataliexdean) is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University, and previously worked as a consultant for the WHO’s HIV Department and as faculty at the University of Florida. Her primary research area is infectious disease epidemiology and study design, with a focus on developing innovative trial and observational study designs for evaluating vaccines during public health emergencies. She has previously worked on Ebola, Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and now COVID-19. She received the 2020 Provost Excellent Award for Assistant Professors at University of Florida. In addition to research, she has been active in public engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is verified on Twitter with over 100k followers and has authored pieces in outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times, and Stat News.

Michelle Cardel and Leslie McClure

Glass Ceilings in Academia | Stats + Stories Episode 199.5

Release Date: 9/2/2021

Guest: Dr. Michelle and Leslie McClure

The tenure track process at American universities is a grind – one shaped by the old adage to “Publish or perish.” But if a junior faculty member manages to successfully navigate the process – publishing as expected, learning to manage a classroom, participating in service – then they’re rewarded with tenure. Tenure is an almost permanent employment relationship at universities that’s designed to give faculty the freedom – because of their job security to pursue any area of inquiry they feel drawn to. The problem, of course, is that not everyone makes it through that grind. A growing body of research shows that women, though they receive more than 50-percent of all PhDs, are not making it through the tenure track process in the same numbers. That’s the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guests Michelle Cardel and Leslie McClure.

Kevin McConway

Comparing and Contrasting Professions | Stats + Short Stories Episode 199.25

Release Date: 8/26/2021

Guest: Kevin McConway

John talking about statistics with his journalism colleagues, Richard and Rosemary, is the basis of what brings this show together. But speaking about, and communicating statistical work with journalists, and understanding our interdisciplinary relationship in the era of fake news and misinformation is more important than ever. That's the focus of this week’s episode of Stats and Short Stories with guest Kevin McConway.