Good Journalism Is Like a Science: It Tries to Disprove Its Hypotheses

What happens to a nation that only reads headlines? They get journalists who chase clicks, rather than facts.

What is good journalism? For one thing, says PR strategist Matthew Hiltzik, it's responsible and it doesn't play into our cravings for instant gratification. When Hiltzik visited our video studio, he remarked that attention has become the currency of the digital publishing world. In order to keep site traffic peaking, some sites may prioritize the quantity of stories being published over their quality. The side effect? Reader fatigue. "I think that there's less of an understanding in the media about how damaging that potentially can be when they're dealing with serious subjects. Because they talk about them too many times. The minutia of every single tree being discussed instead of the actual impact of the forest can actually be very damaging," says Hiltzik.

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How Media Polarization Warped the Climate Change Debate

Ding-ding! Here's round two of the viral Bill Nye vs. Tucker Carlson Fox News debate. The Science Guy replies, without interruptions, and makes Tucker Carlson an offer.

On February 27, Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson invited Bill Nye onto his show to talk about climate change, only to yell over him, belittle his qualifications, and bafflingly interrupt answers to demand answers. Here, Bill Nye addresses the heated exchange and how the polarization of the media has skewed the climate change "debate". He also wonders why climate deniers won’t put their money where their mouth is, because Nye is ready to make a wager, and has publicly been offering for years—with no takers. Bill Nye's most recent book is Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.

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Scientists Choose a Date For the March on Washington D.C.

Scientists are planning a Scientists’ March on Washington on April 22 to protest the Trump administration’s anti-science policies.

Image via Spin (http://www.spin.com/2017/01/protest-signs-womens-march)

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