Getting science reporting right: The Conversation

Yesterday I heard editor Misha Ketchell speak at my uni, and learned about his website called The Conversation.

I want accurate science reporting with my morning coffee!
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Imagine this: a news website where journalists and researchers work together with the common goal to get the public the most accurate, unbiased, and insightful news about science and other academic areas. They don’t work against each other, they don’t try to misrepresent one another in an attempt to create controversy, and they do their best to make the reporting as accessible and interesting as possible while still being precise and representative.

This is The Conversation, an independent source of analysis, commentary and news from the university and research sector. They disclose conflict of interest. They don’t publish an article until the researcher approves it (check out their charter here). Those all might sound like obvious things that a news source would do, but it doesn’t always happen. This is why I’m excited to learn more about The Conversation and I’m excited to share it with all of you, too. Maybe you’ll see me on there someday!

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