September 26, 2012

Media Hype and the Failures of Science Journalism

The Economist, The Economist

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IF ALL the stories in the newspapers claiming that a cure for cancer is just around the corner were true, the dread disease would have been history long ago. Sadly, it isn’t. But though some publications do have a well-deserved reputation for exaggeration in this area, many of these reports are at least based on respectable research published in peer-reviewed journals. So what is going on?

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TAGGED: Science Journalism, Media Hype


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