Terrible Journalism & Interesting Statistics – Rob Orchard | Modern Wisdom Podcast 399

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Rob Orchard is a journalist and the co-founder and editor of Delayed Gratification Magazine.

Journalism isn’t working. Media outlets are more concerned with being first than being right and stories are built to create outrage rather than insight. Customers aren’t happy with this setup, so Rob and his team began a Slow Journalism project which focuses on finding signal from the noise, rather than speedy delivery. Then he found a lot of fascinating statistics about the world.

Expect to learn what the most popular crossbreed of dog was in 2020, how the Amanda Knox story shows how modern journalism is totally broken, what you should statistically do if you want to win an Oscar, why the 2010’s was a terrible year for original cinema, why there’s 2 golf balls on the moon and much more…

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00:00 Intro
00:29 What is Slow Journalism?
05:11 Why the Current Media System is Broken
12:25 Is it Better to be First or to be Right?
16:27 What the Press are Getting Wrong
30:55 Rob’s Side Interest of Data Science
38:45 Data Surrounding Emissions & China
47:13 Post-pandemic Lifestyle Changes Data
54:27 People’s Distrust in Big Tech
59:41 Interesting Sets of Data
1:11:50 Rob’s Favourite Infographics
1:20:31 Where to Find Rob

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