Views expressed are my own.

The Trouble With Reporting on Unpublished Research


A news article about research presented at a conference is criticized by the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, calling both the research and the article a cry for publicity.

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The Need for Print Media in a Digital World: Accountability

Printing and circulating a newspaper is not economical given the ability to instantly publish content online. When you add up the costs of the paper, ink, machinery, trucks, and employees required to get a paper from the newsroom to your driveway, it doesn’t seem worth it.

Some newspapers have cut back their print circulation. Others have gone paperless and only provide their content in a digital format. Still others, like

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Armstrong and Lehrer: When Superheroes Make Mistakes

We all have our heroes. They’re people we look up to, people we aspire to be. They motivate us. They inspire us. But they’re not perfect.

It has been a rough summer for two of my larger than life role models: Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor, and Jonah Lehrer, acclaimed journalist and author of three bestselling books by the ripe age of 31.

Lance Armstrong

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Big Soda in the Heart of the Big Apple

A New York Times poll has found that 60 percent of New Yorkers oppose Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of sugary sodas larger than 16 ounces at restaurants and certain retailers in the city.

Opponents say it’s an infringement of personal choice. Supporters applaud the mayor’s effort towards combating obesity. I say, “Come on, people! Step back and see the bigger picture!”

The American Beverage Association

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