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Scary numbers: COVID-19 and the role of data for comms professionals - Shared screen with speaker view
Martine Letts
01:10:09
For all the panel: A live COVID data communication question was the point at which leaders led with vaccination numbers over infection numbers. The intention was to warn/frighten the public at first and then encourage the public and give it a sense of optimism. and the timing of this messaging varied from State leader to State leader. Or is it ever possible to use data without "intent" and does that limit the value of data for its ability to paint the true picture.
Christine Elmer
01:31:18
Thank you to all of the panellists and hosts! please feel free to connect with me if we are not already friends: linkedin.com/in/christine-elmer
Stephanie Liew
01:34:21
I'll stay offscreen as I'm multitasking... but still keenly listening to the answers! I have no questions at the moment
Christine Elmer
01:39:06
Data is one, albeit important, source of information
Christine Elmer
01:40:41
Amazing sketching Matt, as always
Matt - Sketch Group
01:41:41
Thank-you Christine!
Matt - Sketch Group
01:41:52
Thank-you Christine!
Christine Elmer
01:43:07
I believe explanatory captions are important for any visualisations/graphs/charts so that people have multiple ways of understanding the information.
Matt - Sketch Group
01:44:12
Great question Anon!
Lisa Hodson
01:44:14
That's a fascinating and fabulous insight Inga, illuminating the people within the data
Matt - Sketch Group
01:44:16
Q-anon?
Zoe
01:44:27
Thanks heaps Inga :) I'd love to chat further if you have time/later
Christine Elmer
01:48:52
Completely -- and this is an effect of social media, people consuming information and news in an echo chamber
Christine Elmer
01:49:41
i.e. people get served (in their feeds) more of what they 'like'
Christine Elmer
01:50:59
Polarisation is concerning because there is no rational debate. The best way to learn is to listen to someone who disagrees with you and keep an open mind -- and even, be willing to change your mind. No point having a mind if you can't change it!
Christine Elmer
01:53:56
I love data for its ability to tell stories
Christine Elmer
01:54:14
That's fascinating Phil
Martine Letts
01:54:51
we are at end of our time I think?
Christine Elmer
01:55:07
Thank you all so much!
Megan Thomas
01:55:18
Thank you so much!
Amy Miller (she/her)
01:55:21
Thank you - that was fantastic
Stephanie Liew
01:55:23
Thanks all, that was great!!
Shiv
01:55:25
Thank you! That was great
Zoe
01:55:25
Thanks everyone! Really interesting stuff
Claudia Loeber-Raab | Diakla Group
01:55:27
Thanks!