All arguments considered, Dawidoff’s profile strikes me as legitimate in conception, but flawed in execution. Petit is right—to “squelch” this article would have been a shame. While exploring the importance of honest and transparent skepticism (as opposed to the more duplicitous kind proffered by people like Will) to science overall, however, Dawidoff could have done more to challenge the idea that, in this particular instance, Dyson is doing more good than harm.
03:35 PM - April 3, 2009
Making Space for Skeptics
Post, Times draw criticism for coverage questioning global warming
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Social media in smaller markets - How three social media managers deal with smaller markets and more local coverage.
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Reporting, or illegal hacking - Scripps reporters are accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Exchange Watch: California Dreaming - Low healthcare premiums on the West Coast were trumpeted as a big, good-news Obamacare story. But: “Compared to what?”
The bold journalist died in a car accident in Los Angeles
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Buzzfeed’s statement on the death of its reporter
The disappearance of ‘Sports of the Times’
On the eve of two related SCOTUS decisions, how should journalists be covering the issue?
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.