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.