Science Journalism Has a Big Problem

by ParentCo. May 09, 2016

Scientists and journalists are having trust issues. How can both sides get on the same page?
Taken out of context, scientific phrases can have longstanding repercussions for those at the helm of the research.
Should a story misrepresent scientific work, the blame should fall on the journalist’s shoulders, not the scientist’s. In other words, writers need to be allowed to do their jobs and should expect to be held accountable for their work—and scientists need to understand that even if they want editorial control, that’s not something they’re going to get.
Source: Science Journalism Has a Big Problem. How Can We Fix It?


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