4 Ways to Fight Misinformation In the News

August 24, 2017 Anna Ehler

Covering science in the news is a balancing act between telling human stories and presenting complex research. This week’s podcast offers an insider perspective from Laura Helmuth, science editor at the Washington Post, on how societies can leverage the news media to raise awareness and foster the public’s understanding of science.

Listen to the previous episode: The search for reproducibility

You can listen to this episode and others – including our two part conversation with Wiley’s Director of Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics – by going to iTunes and subscribing to the Wiley Society Podcast.

References from this episode:

  1. America now has nearly 5 PR people for every reporter: double the rate from a decade ago Muck Rack Daily. Published online Aug 14, 2016
  2. Science Reddit
  3. How poverty affects children's brains Washington Post. Published online Oct 2, 2015
  4. How to declare war on coal's emissions without declaring war on coal communities Washington Post. Published online Feb 24, 2017
  5. Climate hacking is barking mad Slate. Published online Feb 10, 2015
  6. The 10 types of ER patients Slate. Published online Mar 18, 2014
  7. Measles is horrible Slate. Published online Jan 23, 2015
  8. Felony science Slate. Published online May 3, 2013
  9. The top ten daily consequences of having evolved Smithsonian. Published online Nov 19, 2010
  10. Why I study duck genitalia Slate. Published online Apr 2, 2013

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