September 26, 2012
Media Hype and the Failures of Science Journalism
The Economist, The Economist
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?
TAGGED: Science Journalism, Media Hype