The Neverending Story

The eternal tug of war between science journalists and scientists. A graphical story.

Timely, as ScienceOnline is coming up this week, and this topic is sure to come up.

One of the interesting points Bee addresses is that science journalism isn’t treated like sports — nobody writes sports stories for people who know nothing about the sport being reported on. Some knowledge is assumed. I share the frustration of reading a science story and not being able to figure out what science they’re actually talking about, since it’s been simplified so much. I don’t think the multi-level story she describes will come to be anytime soon, but it’s an interesting idea.