“How Journalists Can Help Hold Scientists Accountable”


Today, science journalists’ motivations “align very nicely with what the scientists themselves want, which is publicity for their work,” says Charles Seife, a veteran science reporter and a professor in New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. “This alignment creates this—almost collusion, that might even be unethical in other branches of journalism.” In short, more than other fields, science journalists see themselves as working in partnership with their sources.”

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  1. I, for one, would like to thank Robert Whitaker for being a scientific journalist who is helping to point out the staggering amount of deception relating to today’s psycho / pharmacutical industries’ research. It’s rather a shame the dearth of evidence for today’s psychiatric protocols, resulting in the enormous amount of fraudulent, and deadly, use of today’s psychiatric drugs, is not even mentioned in this article.