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It is with great regret that I am writing this. Scienceblogs.com has been a big part of my life for four years now and it is hard to say good bye. Everything that follows is my own personal thinking and may not apply to other people, including other bloggers on this platform. The new contact…

Another interesting graph….

Click on image to check stats, play around…

The PepsiGate linkfest

I will not be saying anything about PepsiCo thing myself yet. I do have opinions (and decisions that come from them), but I am not revealing anything until I am ready (and it may end up being one of those horribly long posts, who knows). But in the meantime I can put together this linkfest,…

MSM Orientation (video)

Future: News From The Year 2137 Trailer For explanation, read this.

There are fascinating threads of comments developing on these two posts: Science journalism pet peeve and Do arrogant, condescending, and dismissive attitudes contribute to the journalism crisis? If you have bookmarked the quick guide to the maxims of new media you will easily find the origin of the phrase “Do what you do best and…

The continuum of expertise

Over the weekend I stumbled upon two phrases, new to me, which I instantly loved – “monitorial citizenship” and “temporary experts”. And I thought they both say something important about the role of expertise in journalism as a whole and in science journalism in particular. Temporary Experts If you are a very regular and careful…

Republican candidate for Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction and current State Senator John Huppenthal gets schooled by Tempe’s Corona del Sol High School student journalist Keith Wagner during an interview about the state legislature’s vote to cut career and technical education funding by 99.9%. :

It is always funny to hear how “blogs are dying”, being abandoned in droves as bloggers are all moving to Twitter. It’s funny how that works – you see fewer posts on a blog, or a couple of bloggers going on a summer hiatus, and the sky is falling! In response to the latest such…

Christine Ottery, on her awesome new blog Women’s Mag Science (check older posts) did a very interesting interview with Dr. Petra Boynton about the way sex surveys in women’s magazines are done, and how misleading they often are. Watch the video: The quick and dirty world of women’s magazines from Christine Ottery on Vimeo.