Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The mistakes of journalists: cringeworthy?

The following comment at IAM evoked images of Eli Kintisch and Eugenie Reich:

Nowadays, almost all generalist media (and even some specialist media) reports on even basic science, engineering, finance, law, etc. are plagued with cringeworthy factual mistakes and misunderstandings. For examples just open your daily newspaper...

Comment to IAM-->

See JPTOS, pp. 743-746 (Sept. 2006), an article entitled "On the proposal to restrict continuing applications."

See especially footnote 11 of the JPTOS article (88 JPTOS at 746) which discusses an attempt to communicate with Science about the inaccuracies in the July 28 article.


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