Cairo explains the importance of data visualization and talks about what he sees as the mission for data journalists.
Cairo then tells anecdotes of over-generalized statistics and problems journalists run into with data reporting. He stresses the importance of telling reporters when they misuse data.
Cairo stresses the importance of context when using data in a story. He says there was a Poynter study that was misrepresented.
Cairo explains the meaning of "patternicity" and how journalists get stuck thinking a pattern necessarily means something. He connects the US coverage of Ukraine with patternicity.
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