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“Economy Class Syndrome” Debunked

Personal blood-clot narrative makes for bad science writing in Washington Post

Telling a first-person story about a health problem is a popular frame in medical writing, and it can be effective... More

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A superb expose about an unsafe medical device

The OC Register lays bare a lax approval system that hurts patients

Tony Saavedra and Courtney Perkes, reporters for The Orange County Register, deserve a laurel for their superb piece about harmful... More

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Brain mapping

NYT raises questions about federal project, science press provides answers

On February 17, The New York Times touched off an anxious debate in the neuroscience community with a front-page article... More

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CNN says women vote with their hormones

The Twitterverse goes mental

It took seven hours of Internet backlash on Wednesday night for the Internet to convince CNN that an article it... More

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Covering the animal within

Zoobiquity promotion belies activity in comparative medicine

The promo machine for an upcoming book, Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing,... More

Critical Juncture for HuffPo Science

With new section, David Freeman has an opportunity to raise the bar

The Huffington Post’s announcement last week that it had launched a new section intended to be a “one-stop shop for... More

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Crop cop

Keith Kloor makes a beat out of policing frightful coverage of GMOs

The media have stoked irrational distrust of science in many fields over the years, from vaccines to climate change. But... More

Gruesome Graphic Labels

FDA’s new anti-smoking labels light up the web

It was inevitable that the FDA’s new proposal to put graphic, and often gruesome, pictures of dead bodies and diseased... More

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HeLa-cious coverage

Media overlook ethical angles of Henrietta Lacks story

A New York Times bestseller about the most widely used human cell line in biological research has inspired wide-ranging debates... More

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Knight News Challenge: Health winners announced

Projects use data and information to improve community health

Free crisis counselling via text message, environmental health monitoring with low-cost tools, and a database that aggregates information on health... More

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Playing the study game

David Freedman responds to critics of his article about bad health reporting

Recently in the pages of the CJR, I took on science journalism's lack of skepticism and misuse of published scientific... More

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Take a beat

Media pump too much news from heart association meeting, critic says

More than 10,000 stories came out of the annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA), which took place in... More

The Times, It Is A Changin’

New editors to lead science, environment coverage

“The world turns. The universe expands. The stethoscope passes. And we have a new Science editor,” Bill Keller, the executive... More

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The good news about organics

And why the media tend to ignore it

In the long-running debate about whether organic food is more healthy and nutritious than the conventional variety, the press has... More

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The new medical-credit racket

The Record uncovers how patients are getting shafted—medically and financially

Reporter Lindy Washburn, at The Record in Bergen County, New Jersey, has revealed the latest shenanigans of unscrupulous members of... More

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The science of performance

Reuters writer reviews the research amid London Olympics

Does sex diminish athletic vigor? Does athletic tape enhance it? These are just a few of the questions that one... More

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The value of skepticism

Why science reporters should question research

Skepticism has earned a bad name in recent years thanks to those who doubt the consensus that human industry is... More

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What does ‘healthier’ mean?

Coverage of organic-food study plays loose with the term

“Healthier” is a word the media often use without enough care, and that shortcoming was on full display during last... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


Why Felix Salmon is joining Fusion

“The core of what I do at Fusion will be post-text”

The top spook’s stupid gag order

The nation’s top spy has prohibited all of his spies from talking with reporters about “intelligence-related information” unless officially authorized to speak

Slate wants you to subscribe

Andrew Sullivan on the new Slate+

Why liberals have fallen for Thomas Piketty

The French economist gives the American left a sturdy framework for its economic ideas

The greatest threat to women

Louis CK is nonplussed at how ladies do it

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