If you ever wonder why so much of the “news” you see, hear and read seems to be based on public relations imperatives, watch this video. You will wonder no more.
Category Archives: pandering
— Livingston Award finalist Ryan Blitstein on well-being research and whether the government can use it to make us, yes, happy.
— AAAS award-winner Michelle Nijhuis on the fight against business-funded campaigns to manufacture scientific doubt where little exists. (Think tobacco, , asbestos, so on.)
— I take off from the British best-seller Flat Earth News to ask (and partly answer) the age-old question: Why are the news media so repetitive and dumb?
The first issue of Miller-McCune magazine is now winging its way across America to 100,000 lucky and smart people. The issue’s also up, in full, on the Miller-McCune.com site. An announcement I’ve been sending around, plugging the premiere, is after the jump. Please do take a look, as you have time.