[ASC-list] Article on false balance in science reporting

Toss Gascoigne director at tossgascoigne.com.au
Wed Jul 16 22:51:22 UTC 2014

"How do you know the people billed as science experts that you see, hear and read about in the media are really all that credible? Or have they been included just to create a perception of balance in the coverage of an issue?"

And all the attendant dangers - think 'Lord' Monckton.

Nice article in The Conversation, with links to BBC remedial actions:

https://theconversation.com/the-problem-of-false-balance-when-reporting-on-science-29077?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+17+July+2014+-+1782&utm_content=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+17+July+2014+-+1782+CID_1a862995058581db279d4f73432136d8&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=The problem of false balance when reporting on science 

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