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Journalists, Reporters Achieving Professional Ambition: NOT Popular

Being popular is never a high priority among most successful journalists, the very nature of whose work often ends up costing them “friends.” So by that measure, perhaps, they are accomplishing at least that ambition very well indeed, notwithstanding all [...]

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Video from MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ Offers Overview on Mooney’s ‘Unscientific America’

“Unscientific America” co-author Chris Mooney, fresh back from an overseas honeymoon and resuming his book tour before beginning a one-year stint as a Knight Fellow at MIT, made his case for a more scientifically literate citizenry in a four-minute, thirty-second [...]

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Pew, FAIR Surveys of Media Coverage, Sources: Public Distrust Climbs, Use of ‘Think Tanks’ Falls

Fewer than three in 10 Americans think news organizations “generally get the facts straight,” according to a new Pew Research survey. The survey finds public confidence in the accuracy of news stories at the lowest point in more than 20 [...]

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Psychologists’ Task Force Report Identifies Principal Barriers to Understanding

“We must look at all the reasons people are not acting in order to understand how to get people to act.” That through-the-looking-glass assessment comes from Penn State Psychology Professor Janet Swim, PhD., chair of an American Psychological Association task [...]

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‘News About the News’ or … The Times (And Post, etc.) are a-Changin’

In case you missed it – that is, you momentarily blinked – the news about the news has been a’changin. And fast. This is the news about the news, mind you, the title of a well-regarded journalism book by Leonard [...]

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China’s Potential for Green Technology, Wind Energy Leadership Roles Studied

China could be a major world player in green technology, with a market for environmentally sustainable technologies worth $500 billion to $1 trillion annually, according to a new report.

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Arctic Cooling, Ice Age Trend, Appears Reversed by CO2 Emissions

Rising global temperatures caused by humanity’s relentless appetite for carbon-based energy are not only changing life for humans, they appear to have reversed an Arctic cooling trend otherwise leading to the next ice age, a study published in the journal [...]

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