2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Cars vs Sharks vs Guns: Risk and Data in the News

Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon G
500 E 4th St

Journalists naturally cover extraordinary events like shark attacks and plane crashes, while more frequent hazards like car accidents and health-related deaths are given less attention. When we do cover day-to-day events, it’s often by summarizing big-picture research, with little discussion of the reliability of the underlying data, or how it might translate into real-world risks. This leads to a skewed perception of risk, both in the public eye and among policymakers. In this session, we'll explore how journalists might better convey data, probability and risk of day-to-day hazards in our communities.

Hashtags: #sxsw #risk4news


Trevor Knoblich at SXSW

Trevor Knoblich

Digital Dir

Online News Association

Trevor connects journalists to emerging tools, technology, training and resources, and leads programming for the Online News Association's annual conference and beyond.

Before joining ONA, Trevo...

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