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Jacek Utko argues that there is no convincing reason why newspapers should survive – but that good design might be able to transform them into something more successful. In addition to numerous awards, Utko’s fearless use of white space, bold color, and dramatic imagery has won significant increases in readership (up to 100%) for several…

Continuing the current discussion of the questionable quality of popular science journalism, British researcher Simon Baron-Cohen weighs in at the New Scientist with his personal experiences of misrepresented research. Baron-Cohen complains that earlier this year, several articles on his work linking prenatal testosterone levels to autistic traits, including coverage in the Guardian, were titled and…

Linotype operators work in the composing room at the P-I building at 6th and Wall Street in December, 1948. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer photo) To follow up on my post about science journalism and blogs, a few reading links dealing with science in society, journalism, and the transformation of media.

Illustration by David Parkins, Nature Today, Nature released a news feature by Geoff Brumfiel on the downturn in mainstream science media. We’ve all known that this is happening; the alarms become impossible to ignore when Peter Dysktra and his team at CNN lost their jobs last year. For mainstream outlets like CNN or the Boston…

For my DC peeps: I’ve been helping one of my colleagues with an event for college journalists, to be held next Friday at NIH (Bethesda, MD). It’s a roundtable discussion on the challenges of covering addiction issues; scheduled guests include Lisa Stark of ABC News, Lauran Neergaard from the AP, and Jacqueline Duda of the…