Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Journalist review of 'dancing dino' story

The dancing dinosaurs of Arizona have struck a chord with the news media not only in Arizona, but also nationally and internationally. There's a web site for science journalists that analyzes selected science stories of the day as a peer review service - Knight Science Journalism Tracker.

They review the press release and subsequent press coverage for the dino story and offer links to a number of sources that handled the story in different ways. It ranges from humorous to scholarly to skeptical.

Fascinating to get a somewhat deeper look at how science is reported, using a local story. [right, former UU grad student Winston Seiler on the dino dance floor, Arizona. Credit, UofU]

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