Strengthening your news stories at www.fedstats.gov
Statistics can bolster a point or strengthen a news story, but many editors and reporters are reluctant to rely on such numerical data.
One reason for this is that statistics is a field they often ignored as journalism students. Moreover, the work-a-day world can teach reporters a bitter lesson: that people who control stats sometimes guard their turf jealously, parsing out facts only to serve ulterior motives.
But now, an Internet resource called FedStats can painlessly provide all kinds of original stats -- from the international scene all the way to Main Street and our own backyards -- with no strings …