Dorothy Bishop has a posting Science and journalism: an uneasy alliance that is very worth reading.
So here we come to the nub of the matter, and the reason why scientists tend to get cross about misleading reporting: it is not just down to human error. The errors aren’t random: they fall in a particular pattern suggesting that pressure to produce good stories leads to systematic distortion, in a distinctly Orwellian fashion. Dodgy reporting comes in three kinds: propaganda, hype and omission.
Fits in well with some of the posts we’ve written around this same topic:
-Paul L. Bergen