Institute for Analytic Journalism is a journalism blog that I recently discovered. Tom Johnson, one of the Co-directors of the blog and Professor of Journalism (ret), San Francisco State University, defines analytic journalism:
Critical thinking and analysis using a variety of intellectual tools and methods to understand multiple phenomena and to communicate the results of those insights to multiple audiences in a variety of ways.
The most recent posting is titled, 25 Numbers Journalist Should Know. Listservs were solicited for suggestions for generic numbers journalists should know in order to be responsible, effective reporters and editors. Check out the responses.