The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT started counting the press releases appearing as news in The Washington Post. They got a reaction and explain it all here.
Topics range from Asian carp in the Illinois River (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) to stories about scientists. The Kavli Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science award work aimed at a general audience.
The news release includes links to the stories.
When we can’t “see” what we are describing, we try metaphor. These New York Times drawings try a field of snow as the Higgs metaphor. I post it in honor of the Nobel Prize in Physics announced this week.
With even the Kenyan military and the hostage takers using Twitter in this current siege, I’m contemplating the many ways Twitter shapes not just the news, but so many communications. Then along comes this paragraph in The New York Times, from a profile story about Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations:
Friends say she is unaccustomed to being called Madam Ambassador, or to having people rise when she enters a room. Her @AmbassadorPower Twitter account provides a hint of how she sees herself. “United States ambassador to the United Nations,” it reads. “Mother, human rights defender, teacher, writer and member of the @RedSox nation.”
National Geographic has merged print and digital operations into one and has a daily presence. This isn’t a magazine as we used to know the monthly, and I am pleased to see the connections of science and politics that Vergano brings.