Math For The Media | St. Clair College
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Math for the Media is designed to prepare young journalists to understand the basics of collecting, describing and analyzing data that is necessary in journalism. The course will be a guide to the math concepts journalists regularly face, with tools now in common practice. Writing with numbers: Generally accepted conventions for presenting mathematical content in writing. Basic mathematics: Essential mathematical topics for the working journalist, including percentages, inflation and rates of change. Descriptive statistics: The written and graphical presentation of statistical information. Inferential statistics: Drawing conclusions based on data. Spreadsheets: The use of spreadsheets to analyze and present data. Finding data: A special focus is placed on using the internet to find data