Today our local paper, The Bend Bulletin, published recent results of a survey conducted by the city of Bend. The Bulletin did not editorialize; it simply published the results as an easy to view infographic. Of course all data representation is biased simply by how it is represented, but I commend the Bulletin for sticking to the facts. The article can become a wonderful resource for developing shared facts. (Unfortunately, the article is behind a pay-wall – so the tool is not as available is it could be.) I would like to see municipalities partner more with newspapers to produce civic engagement tools, like fact-based infographics to help inform and focus community dialogues. I think this might sell papers and serve communities well.