Views of the News: Science Journalism, First-Person Journalism, "Snow Fall"

Jan 9, 2013

Who's Fat? The Challenges of Science Journalism

Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times: "Good and Bad, the Little Things Add Up in Fitness"

Pam Belluck, The New York Times: "Study Suggests Lower Mortality Risk for People Deemed to be Overweight"

Paul Campos, The New York Times: "Our Absurd Fear of Fat"

David H. Freedman, Columbia Journalism Review: "Survival of the wrongest: How personal-health journalism ignores the fundamental pitfalls baked into all scientific research and serves up a daily diet of unreliable information"

Adam Ruben, Science Magazine: "The Unwritten Rules of Journalism"

Chris Chambers and Petroc Sumner, The Guardian: "Science journalism through the looking glass"

Science News Goes Social

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Mary Ann Giordano, The New York Times: "New Frontier for Topics in Science: Social Media"

FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver answers questions on reddit (1/8/13)

Matt Crenson, Science News: "Science News Top 25: The Year in Science 2012"

Matt Smith, CNN: "NOAA: 2012 broke U.S. heat records"

David Wagner, The Atlantic: "What Science Can Tell Us About 2013"

First-Person Journalism

Hamilton Nolan, "Journalism Is Not Narcissism"

Steve Buttry, Digital First Media: "Journalism isn't narcissism, but it's not machinery either"

Steve Almond, WBUR-FM: "The Literary World's Latest Teapot-Sized Tempest: Or, When Writers Attack!"

While We Were Away...

John Branch, The New York Times: "Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek"

Mathew Ingram, GigaOm: "The good -- and the bad -- about the NYT's Snow Fall feature"