Don’t be afraid of dumbing down

We met up with Ben Chu (The Independent) to ask him about economists, the media and their responsibilities to the public.

You can find the full interview here

Journalists love it when you “dumb down” your research, it makes their job far easier. It’s much worse to leave your research unclear and jargon-heavy than to make it “dumbed down” – anyone covering it will inevitably have to translate it for a broader audience, and none of them will be offended by having a heavily simplified explanation.

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