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AAAS Meeting Set For February 14-18 in Boston

Reporters planning to cover the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) February 14-18 in Boston can register online now for press passes.

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E-mail Exchanges with Skeptical Reader End up Printed Verbatim Online

When he set about to reply to a reader’s seemingly clear-cut inquiry criticizing his October 3 climate change news story, Louisville, Ky., reporter James Bruggers had no idea his entire e-mail dialog would end up verbatim in an interest group’s [...]

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On Covering Controversial Science and Public Policy

Journalists, scientists, and academics looking for a respected veteran reporter’s insights on coverage of controversial science issues can turn to, where else, the Web for the perspective of freelance science writer Cristine Russell.

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‘Objectivity’ As a Goal? No: Accuracy and Fairness

I agree with the essence of Professor Phil Meyer’s essay on objectivity in the launch issue of the Yale Forum, except that I’ve always argued that objectivity ultimately is impossible. It goes out the window as soon as we choose [...]

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Lawrence Livermore Scientist Ben Santer Sees Benefits in ‘Proactive’ Approach to News Media

Physical and atmospheric scientist Benjamin D. Santer, of Lawrence Livermore, says he is taking a new “proactive” approach in dealing with news media. Prior to having participated in several face-to-face workshops involving climate scientists and journalists over the past few [...]

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Perspectives (Differing Ones, Of Course) on One-Quarter Degree F

It was the quarter-degree F recalculation shot heard around the world. And it was enough to tumble 1998 from its status as the U.S.’s hottest year and elevate in its place …

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UNDP Human Dimensions Report Due

The United Nations Development Program this year is focusing its human development report on climate change and water. Scheduled for release this November, the 2007/2008 report, Fighting Climate Change: Human Solidarity in a Divided World, “will explain why we have [...]

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