Friday, October 24, 2008

Journalist review of 'dancing dino' story

Here is another story of interest that I saw on Arizona Geology:

The dancing dinosaurs of Arizona have struck a chord with the news media not only in Arizona, but also nationally and internationally. There's a web site for science journalists that analyzes selected science stories of the day as a peer review service - Knight Science Journalism Tracker.

They review the press release and subsequent press coverage for the dino story and offer links to a number of sources that handled the story in different ways. It ranges from humorous to scholarly to skeptical.

Fascinating to get an somewhat deeper look at how science is reported, using a local story.

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