In light of the recent anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, we revisit Rick Anderson’s post on how journalists flag unsupported claims and blatant falsehoods, and whether preprint platforms should do the same.
John Oliver offers a scathing look at the poor practices of media in scientific reporting.
We’re in a thicket of stories proclaiming “science is broken” and that stealing articles isn’t stealing because, publishers. This cottage industry of journal bashing and science trashing has reached a crescendo. What drives it? And what more important stories are being missed in the maelstrom?
A recent study finds that academic press offices exaggerate claims in their press releases about published research. Worse, the vast majority of these find their way into subsequent reporting.
The news function of journals has many dimensions, a major one consisting of where and when an article is published.
I knew there was something they weren’t telling me!
“Toxie” is a story based on facts, and worth waiting for. Why can’t the news media return to telling it like it is rather than playing to the narrative?
The US Federal Trade Commission and Google spar openly over the future of journalism. Guess which one comes out looking more modern?
College journalists are more motivated about getting into print, editors are missing huge opportunities, and Harry Potter’s owners are in no hurry to go digital. What gives?
A new Pew Research report shows that news media — print and broadcast — vary in their attitudes. But a deeper attitude about how the news should be presented may be their ultimate vulnerability.
Demand Media has created a journalism and custom content platform that disrupting neighboring publishing models. Can we learn something from their approach?
When an outsider looks in, the opportunities in the changing media landscape become crystal clear. Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, recently gazed into the publishing house and has plenty of great observations.
Newspapers created a choke point for information supply. How do we avoid creating a hole at the center in the age of the demand economy?
Amateurs with similar machines as professionals have emerged before. Instead of travel, this time, it’s information.
Science journalism is quickly vanishing. Will blogging fill the void? It depends on what you expect from your ‘news’