With the amount of research published on a daily basis, journalists have to work to discern what’s worth covering. Here's a general guide.
“You imagine a mini brain in a dish -- that’s not what these things are,” explains Harvard stem cell researcher Paola Arlotta.
Eric Rimm reflects on his viral comments about French fries, offering pointers for how to cover research that’s getting a lot of media attention.
A new study serves as an example for all journalists who swoop in and out of academic papers without much care.
Among the main takeaways: Journalists would like academics to understand their tight deadlines. And academics would like journalists to take a statistics class.
A lot of academic research exists behind paywalls. We outline seven ways reporters can get free access to high-quality scholarship.
In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan changed its water supply, switching from Lake Huron water piped in from Detroit to its own Flint River. The river water wasn’t properly treated, and so it corroded the city’s lead pipes, carrying the toxic metal through the community’s faucets. Thousands of children were poisoned, and twelve
This tip sheet, from two journalists who grew up poor and still have strong ties to the working class, is meant to help newsrooms do a better job covering poverty and people with limited resources.
Many of the most popular news stories about health research include overstated findings or substantial inaccuracies, suggests a new study.
Claire Wardle, a research fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, created a glossary so everyone has a shared vocabulary to discuss "fake news" and the spread of bad information online.