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A Thought about Journalism and the Truth

"You want statistics to tell you the truth. You can find truth there if you know how to get at it, and romance, human interest, humor and fascinating revelations as well. The journalist must know how to find all of these things—truth, of course, first”

~ Joseph Pulitzer

Source: Stats.org, a collaboration between Sense About Science USA and the American Statistical Association. Quotation also available at StatsChat.

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Joseph Pullitzer, 1847-1911, "created a journalistic style that is still in use today. Mixing thought-provoking editorials and news with crime and public interest stories, Pulitzer made the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the New York World profitable papers. He is well known for creating the Pulitzer Prize," according to Historic Missourians, the State Historical Society of Missouri.


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