Oh so true….
There are a number of good science reporters out there … but this pretty much nails it. The problem with science journalism is that often, science journalists have nothing to do with it. It’s some beat reporter who hasn’t taken biology since 11th grade who has to drop off 800 words to the editor in three hours. So they re-write a press release and slap a flashy headline on it.
Or they post something from Science Daily, which is not a news site, but rather a press release posting site. If you need suggestions on where to get good science news, check out my links page.