Maths questions

Posted on April 29th, 2013 by Bernie Russell

US journalism professor Mindy McAdams asked this question on Twitter yesterday (28/04/2013):

How is it okay that journalism students are able to graduate without ever taking a real statistics or mathematics class?

She was quoting from this post by¬†Katie Zhu, who’s studying computer science and journalism at Northwestern University. Zhu has an equally good follow-up question:

Why is there not more room in the curriculum for computer science or statistics specialities?

… and a pointer:

the bigger issue is leveraging the existing resources (outside of the j-school) at universities to supplement journalism curriculums.

Any thoughts?

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