Why I’m glad Samir Husni has a blog

I’m pleading guilty to inciting a rant. When I saw this Financial Times article in which the reporter, Joshua Chaffin, hung his story’s premise on statistics he chose to make up rather than look up, I knew I could do one of two things: repeat my typical rant about reporter math or just forward a link to the galaxy’s leading authority on the statistics the reporter dreamed up. And whoop, there it is. As Professor Husni is chairman of the journalism department at Ole Miss, I’m hoping his students are being inspired by his skills with a calculator.