Methodological manuals relating to statistics

Title:  Making Data Meaningful - Part 3: A guide to communicating with the media (2011 Edition)
Description:  The "Making Data Meaningful" guides are intended as a practical tool to help managers, statisticians and media relations officers in statistical organizations use text, tables, charts, maps and other devices to bring statistics to life for non-statisticians.

The first guide provides guidelines and examples on the use of effective writing techniques to make data meaningful.

The second guide provides guidelines and examples on preparing effective tables, charts and maps, and using other forms of visualizations to make data meaningful. It also offers advice on how to avoid bad or misleading visual presentations.

The third guide aims to help producers of statistics find the best way to get their message across and to communicate effectively with the media. It contains suggestions, guidelines and examples.

This document is available in various other languages (Croatian, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, etc.) from UNECE website (
Details of the publication:  PDF format; file size: 476 KB; number of pages: 61.
Custodian:  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)