We’ll see. The blog-fuelled expectations game has become a standard part of science reporting, and there’s nothing necessarily wrong with it. Discovery of the Higgs, or anything like it, would be a major triumph, to say the least. But anything less than that would be a huge disappointment at this point, given the media buildup. And news outlets should be aware that dragging readers through too many cycles of lift and letdown will eventually cause fatigue.
03:00 PM - July 3, 2012
The expectations game
Blogs drive MSM speculation about Higgs announcement
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
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“[A]s flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything done by George W. Bush’s administration”
“Reporters are increasingly skeptical about Carney’s demeanor and the veracity of some answers”
A future where writers can gain wealth through a “freelance economy”
She replies she’s an atheist
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.