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How can journalists present statistics in a way that is both understandable and accurate? Why are data visualizations sometimes misleading rather than informative? As newspapers scale up their data coverage, journalists are developing insights into how best to report complex statistics without misrepresenting them.

This week on EconoFact Chats, Michael Klein and Ben Casselman of the New York Times discuss the nuances of communicating economic data to a broad audience.

Ben writes about economics, business, and data for the New York Times. He previously served as chief economics writer for FiveThirtyEight and as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.