A move to the PLoS blog network

May 4th, 2011 → 7:49 pm @

Two days after The Panic Virus was released, I traveled to North Carolina’s Research Triangle for ScienceOnline 2011, aka #SciO11. The annual conference, which has been transformed into one of the premier science journalism events in the world, is the brainchild of Bora Zivkovic and Anton Zuiker — and it’s no exaggeration to say that it changed my life. (Thanks again, Rebecca Skloot and Ivan Oransky, for lighting a fire under my ass and making sure I attended.) (more…)

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Chat/interview/podcast roundup

January 18th, 2011 → 11:01 pm @

I’ve been swamped the last few days: I was in North Carolina over the weekend for the truly inspiring ScienceOnline 2011 conference and since then have been trying desperately to dig out from under the mound of unfulfilled obligations that have piled up already in 2011. As a result, I have a whole mess of half-written blog posts. One day, hopefully, I’ll finish those. In the meantime, here are some links to online chats, Q/As, podcasts, and interviews that have taken place over the last few days.

Here’s a partial transcript of a conversation I had with Ivan Oransky, the executive editor of Reuters Health. (Ivan also writes the excellent blogs Embargo Watch and Retraction Watch.)

This is a link to an e-interview with Kev from Left Brain/Right Brain.

You can find an in-depth interview by Shannon Rosa of The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism here.

And if you want to download a podcast of an appearance I did on KERA, an NPR affiliate in Dallas-Ft. Worth, you can do that right over here.

Post Categories: Media alerts

Salon retracts “Deadly Immunity,” RFK Jr. keep it on his site…as does Dr. Jay

January 17th, 2011 → 11:23 pm @

On Sunday, Salon.com’s editor-in-chief, Kerry Lauerman, did something that’s far too rare in the media: He acknowledged his publication had made a mistake in judgment and he took steps to correct the damage. The piece in question was “Deadly Immunity,” an error-laced story by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. that initially appeared in both Salon and Rolling Stone. It was filled with outright errors, embarrassing misquotes, and clumsy mischaracterizations. From Lauerman’s statement: (more…)

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