Category Archives: Media

The state of science writing, circa 2012: The summer of our discontent, made glorious by the possibilities of our time

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The whole cell pertussis vaccine, media malpractice, and the long-term effects of avoiding difficult conversations

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Edward Jay Epstein “submits that Fareed Zakaria is not guilty of plagiarism.” I submit that Epstein doesn’t understand what the word means.

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The Huffington Post plays up Rob Schneider’s anti-vaccine ravings — and it makes everything else on the site look bad.

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SciWriteLabs 8.3: Adjudicating the Lehrer plagiarism accusations. Plus: Are we ignoring the truly frightening trends in journalism?*

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TLC’s vaccine misinformation piece vanishes into the ether. Do they owe readers an explanation? (Also: Chicago Sun-Times endorsement of anti-vaccine conference remains online.) UPDATED

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Major medical, science organizations prepare letter to TLC about its vaccine fear-mongering

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UPDATE: Sun-Times endorsement of autism quackfest remains online even after editor claims it was “incorrect”

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Autism roundtable, part 2

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Autism roundtable, Part I: Angry parents, disability rights, and living in a neurotypical world

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