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
Who cares if it’s true? - Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values
What Is Russia Today? - The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis
And from the left…Fox News - There’s more to Fox News’ strategy of hiring liberals than creating a public boxing match
Why Skype isn’t safe for journalists - Here are some alternatives for secure voice calls to use instead
Placing a bet on USA Today - Gannett has long felt the television model could translate into print. Now it’s using its flagship paper to double down on that idea.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“I think there’s an awful lot of short opinion around, and it’s quite nice to find an argument in a piece that isn’t just stated”
The politicizing of 9/11 wreckage
“Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent”
Can you tell the between content created by a software program and news written by a flesh-and-blood journalist?
“Is it going to be hard in two years when you are no longer President and people stop letting you win at basketball?”
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.