Saturday, November 01, 2008

Mooney on the decline in science journalism

Chris Mooney has an excellent column up at Scienceprogress.com on the decline of science coverage in daily newspapers. Ironically, Scienceprogress.com is where Rick Weiss found a new home as Senior Fellow after his recent departure from the Washington Post.
From Mooney's column:

"It may be understandable that newspapers are cutting back on total coverage in light of the economic challenges they face; it may even be understandable that they see science as one obvious area where they can save dollars and space. But still, one behind-the-scenes detail that [former Toronto Star science reporter] Calamai related in Montreal just blew my mind. When the Star got rid of its formal science section, he remembered, almost no one called in to complain."

(Click here for the full article.)

1 comments:

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