Math Tools for Journalists: Student Version

Math Tools for Journalists: Student Version
By Kathleen Woodruff Wickham

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Product Description

Covers common math concepts such as percentages, statistics, business math, property taxes, polls/surveys, probability, and stocks and bonds.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1161639 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Marion Street Press, LLC
  • Published on: 2003-03-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.00" h x .43" w x 5.00" l, .46 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 176 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews


". . . a valuable asset in a range of reporting classes . . . likely one book that journalism students will be carrying with them to their first reporting jobs."  —Netgraf

About the Author

Kathleen Woodruff Wickham is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi. She is a former daily newspaper reporter for papers in New Jersey.

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5great item
By Melinda Stephan
I bought this book because it was required for one of my courses. To be honest we never used the book in class and I haven't read it, but my professor knows her stuff and was a really big fan of this book.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By apljacker
I bought this book years ago, and still refer to it today. I am the editor of a weekly newspaper and it always helps each year with budget stories to review the formulas for percentages and whatnot. Everyone in the newsroom likes to use it. Handy little book.

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
3A Handy Guide for Beginning Journalists
By Tania Cantrell
I have gone through the book Math Tools for Journalists and am envigored by
what I have seen.
The book offers a brief, to-the-point, clear explanation of some basic math
points for journalists as well as for the average person. I appreciate the
inclusion of basic math computations, statistics, business concepts, etc. The
summation of useful formulas at the end of the text is a nice touch as well.
The Skill Drills at the end of each section is very helpful, and it's great to
have an answer key as well. Also impressive is the inclusion of actual news
articles for each section demonstrating how journalists have used the math
concept covered by the chapter in their reporting.
I have a fairly strong math background (relatively speaking, for a
communications professional) and yet have found the text helpful in reviewing
some basic math principles. In addition, I have learned concepts I feel I have
needed to understand for some time just by going over the text and seeing the
simply stated explanations.

Math Tools for Journalists is definitely a handy-guide for any beginning journalist!

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