In The Field

Journalism: Electrons ain’t the only things with spin

It’s been a morning of science and politics. Today’s opening session focused on the biasing of scientific information. Chris Mooney, Seed Magazine’s Washington correspondent and the author of The Republican War on Science (and the forthcoming Hurricane Wars) spoke about the need for scientists to better “frame” scientific issues so they’re easily digestible and something the public can engage in. Mooney argues that this is an effective counter attack – Aussie rules, as he says – on the US Republican stance on issues like stem cell research and climate change. 


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