When It Comes To Buying Organic, Science And Beliefs Don’t Always Mesh : The Salt : NPR

When It Comes To Buying Organic, Science And Beliefs Don’t Always Mesh : The Salt : NPR.

This National Public Radio story (7 min 47 sec) works on many levels.

— It explains that scientific studies have limits. They can only report on what was found, not on what was not or on the ramifications of the findings. They report only the findings.

— It uses a discussion format, rather than a narrative, to explain terms and concepts.

— It includes comments and questions from listeners.

— It helps define the terms. “Organic” has a regulated definition.

New York Times explains graphic photo from Empire State Building shooting | Poynter.

We don’t ¬†always get ethics, citizen journalism, mobile phone reporting, sensitive photo , social media, and spelling all in one article, but here goes. This doesn’t really need a post, just a collection of taglines.

Warning: graphic photo depicts death

New York Times explains graphic photo from Empire State Building shooting | Poynter..

Old growth and new

One day in Glacier National Park, we hiked through giant cedar, hemlock and black cottonwood trees to Avalanche Lake. The cedars were so large, it would take three people holding hands to encircle one. The next day, we hiked the Apgar Lookout trail, through the forest that burned in 2003. (That fire caused us to cancel our trip planned then and we are now getting here 9 years later.) Pines have grown back on Apgar trail to just the right size for a Christmas tree in a small apartment — 5 feet tall and skinny. I could encircle the trunk with my thumb and forefinger. Small but growing, burned but not obliterated.

Apgar Lookout Trail, Glacier National Park