There are, of course, many more stories on many more subjects that came out of the AAAS meeting. In addition, there were a number of outlets, from Discover magazine, to the journal Nature, to the Web site Ars Technica, live-blogging the event. And if this round up isn’t enough for you, then check out the one over at the Knight Science Journalism Tracker. It’s a big week for science news, and there is enough of it out there to fill even the most voracious appetites.
03:45 PM - February 18, 2008
Dispatches from AAAS
The big news from the annual science conference
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
True on the internet
Different century, same tricks
Hint: viral wins
Bestowing the annual honor on Snowden would send an important message
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.