Archive for April, 2019

Teaching Truth and Objectivity

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Whether it is “fake news”, biased media organizations, or manipulated social feeds, it is increasingly difficult to figure out what is true and objective. There are many people working constantly to expose and promote the truth, but it is also essential for everyone to have the ability to look critically at charts and data and figure out if, how and where they might be lying.

I’m pleased to announce my own small contribution to that effort. My new Pluralsight course “Objectivity in Data Visualization” will teach anyone how to become a smarter consumer of charts and data. You’ll learn how charts can lie. You’ll learn how data can be manipulated. And you’ll learn the subtle power of storytelling to distort facts, even if they are 100% true.

Using real world data and examples on some of today’s most controversial topics, after taking this course, you may never look at a chart the same way again.

Remember, anyone can get a free trial on Pluralsight – so there’s no excuse not to check it out 🙂