While cutbacks in science reporting at traditional news outlets continue to be a problem, the growth of science coverage online in the last three years might buoy the spirits of science journalists here and in Europe. The mood is undoubtedly still better in Latin American, Africa, and Asia, but not all hope is lost in the West.

 

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Curtis Brainard is the editor of The Observatory, CJR's online critique of science and environment reporting. Follow him on Twitter @cbrainard.