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Commentary: Don’t let facts get in the way

By Jack Williams ©2015

Journalists like to joke that one shouldn't let the facts get in the way of a good story. Some journalists seem to take this joke  as a guide to spinning a good yarn. A yarn that in the old days would get the story on a newspaper's Page 1 and today will bring lots of hits and links to a Web... »

Science Stories about Arctic Blasts Missing in Action

By Jack Williams ©2015

The New Year has brought us a blizzard of stories about frigid temperatures and snow storms, but I've been unable to find any stories that closely examine what's going on. I had been wondering whether I just hadn't looked hard enough until I read the Jan. 6 Knight Science Journalism Tracker blog and saw that Tracker Charlie Petit is also searching... »