I wrote a package of four stories on the city and county of Denver’s estimate of 1 million persons for the Feb. 9  Broncos Super Bowl parade, partly because I thought it would be useful for my students at Metro to have a model of an investigative story and the steps taken to get the story. The main story is at http://www.post-telegraph.com/news/experts-broncos-parade-estimate-3-5-times-too-high/. It has links to two other stories and the most detailed analysis of the size of the crowd. That analysis estimated the crowd at 198,000, five times fewer people than the city’s estimate.

 


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09/05/2016 12:10am

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For me, it has really been a super parade. This victory celebration was full of laughter and smiles. Numbers don't matter even if it didn't reach the expected population of attendees. The most important thing is that everyone had fun and came because they wanted to. I'm sure that the estimate was just based on the capacity of the area and crowd density. I don't know why is this even an issue in the first place.

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07/18/2017 11:14pm

This is what a real championship parade looks like. Having been a part of that crowd, there's no way it was less than a million. I'd guess 3 million. As someone who sees football dom as barbaric, accurate estimates help justify objective resource allocation.

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01/15/2017 11:21pm

You have wrote 4 stories? Can I read them? Will you share them with us?

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05/16/2017 1:46am

Cool analysis! All stories there are quite interesting to discover!

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08/26/2017 12:11am

That estimation would be not so easy to be done.

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08/26/2017 12:51am

Would love to see more posts like that one.

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