Charlie Petit, who runs the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, has had it with John McCain using a scientific study of bear populations in the northern Rockies as “the butt of low-brow jokes.” McCain has repeatedly cited the study as an example of wasteful federal earmarks, mischaracterizing what is actually a worthwhile and relatively inexpensive project. It’s the kind inconspicuous, but no less damaging politicking that journalists tend to ignore because it’s not really enough to hang a story on. But Petit, thankfully, finds and rounds up a number of press items that have sought to set the record straight.
01:35 PM - September 30, 2008
Republicans and Bears, Oh My
‘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?
“There are some lists that have helped Jews in the past, including, most notably, Schindler’s, but…”
We are all correct
“If you wouldn’t mind using another publication to advertise your infringement tool, we’d appreciate it”
“[A]s flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything done by George W. Bush’s administration”
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.