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does COVID-19 need a different kind of journalism?

By Fiona Fox

This blog contains the thoughts of the author rather than representing the work or policy of the Science Media Centre.

 

I’m not on social media, but since the start of COVID-19, I have been finishing emails and texts with friends and family with this – #humilityneeded….

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don’t be complacent about the gains we have made

This week I had the honour of being made an honorary fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  A number of the press officers and scientists in the room encouraged me to post my short acceptance speech on my blog…so here you go. read more

inconvenient truths

Last week we ran press conferences on climate change and CFS/ME. The subjects are complex and contentious, and there is always the potential for jarring or simplistic headlines and strong reactions from the vocal critics of research in these fields. But it was the criticism from within the scientific community that we had not anticipated. read more

Nuff said about “Fake News”

I don’t know of a single fake news story in science or health. Not one – or not in national news media anyway. Yet everywhere I go people are discussing this new scourge, even in science and media circles where fake news is a non-issue. read more

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