Should Scientists, Journalists "Take Sides"?

Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 6:11 PM Bookmark and Share
Ed Yong has a great post up on his (excellent) blog Not Exactly Rocket Science, which I hope you'll read. There, he writes (emphasis mine):
It is clear to me that science journalists should not take the side of any particular scientist, of a specific idea, or even of science itself. But it is imperative that we take the side of truth. That may seem obvious but many of the strictures of traditional journalism are incompatible with even that simple goal.

You can read more details on the topic of objectivity, science journalism, and "taking sides" in his post, here.


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