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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