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#Tip: How to be a savvy reporter of science

November 29th, 2013Posted by in Top tips for journalists


Despite the stern rigours of scientific method, history is filled with charlatans, snake-oil salesmen and all manner of assorted quackery and journalists need to be on their guard to see through any smoke or mirrors to give the public the truth about new scientific developments.

Stephen Leahy’s recently published chapter in ‘Reporter’s Guide to the Millenium Development Goals’ covered the environment, one of the most contentious scientific issues of the day, and some of his main points have been adapted into 10 tips on environmental journalism for The Canadian Journalism Project.

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