Matt Winkler, Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News presents the value of data for new age journalism

What do Amazon, Tesla and Greek economy have in common? Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News, Matt Winkler answered to this question during his visit to Athens, invited by the non profit organization iMEdD. Matt Winkler, who is one of the most important business and finance journalists globally, shared his experience on the role of data in better understanding the news during his very interesting presentation titled “Signals in the Noise”.

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According to Matt Winkler, the careful data analysis and evaluation can lead to safe conclusions and secure news credibility. Data, perceived correctly, can help understanding the signals in the “noise” created by daily news. More specifically, he presented three examples in which the reality was different than the initial perception that did not take into consideration the signals and these are Amazon, Tesla and the Greek economy.

Matt Winkler is the author of Bloomberg by Bloomberg and The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors. He served as Editor-In-Chief at Bloomberg L.P. until 2015 and he is today Editor-In-Chief Emeritus. He is also Bloomberg Opinion columnist. Between 1991 and 1994, he wrote the Capital Markets column for Forbes magazine. He has also been a reporter for Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Dow Jones & Co. and The Bond Buyer.