Over at the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, Charlie Petit has a fun roundup of over half a dozen publications and organizations’ lists of the best science stories, photos, and discoveries of the year. Cellular reprogramming, exoplanets, the Large Hadron Collider, and China’s race to space top most of the lists. They are all very important subjects indeed, but for my money there is simply nothing cooler than National Geographic’s rare video of the giant squid.
01:54 PM - December 22, 2008
The Year in Science Journalism
‘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?
Matt Yglesias watched every Star Trek movie and every episode of every TV show in the franchise
The press and Congress are asking the wrong questions
A video that appears to show Toronto’s mayor smoking crack is being shopped around by a group of Somali men involved in the drug trade
The threat of even grander leaks
HD footage from the World Trade Center’s new spire
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.