Done and done, liprap. The blog software here can be a bit maddening. You know that Marcotte is joking, yes?
While there may be numerous, credentialed science web logs out there, I doubt these are the ones that are getting the most traffic. And most of the popular stories being provided by online news sources is the kind of quick hit, not too much detail, material that can be quickly digested. When newspapers did have weekly science sections, it gave readers articles written by experienced and, yeah, well-credentialed journalists, and the average person didn't have to go "searching" for the information it was there with their morning coffee. I think, and as The Nation story points out, these reporters offered more than just talking to and quoting scientific experts. Science news desks are in decline, but that doesn't have to mean the end of science journalism; it just means it needs a new format. And I may be a little biased, but I don't think the fate of good journalists and the public welfare are mutually exclusive.
Courreges, though the article might have been written by Mooney, it still raises some worthwhile questions regarding science and journalism. If newspapers can no longer afford to cover medicine and science, where does the public go for current, fact-based and verifiable articles that can't be fit into a two-minute TV news story? The Internet can be a source, but is it a trusted source?
The report states that all of the audited sites were built after March 1991, when it became a requirement for apartment complexes with four or more units to comply with the Fair Housing Act and its amendments.
In an interview with Bill Moyers, Simon described the Wire as a love letter to Baltimore, so, Joe and Superdeformed, hopefully, you're both right.
It's seems a lot of people still want the print edition: http://www.niemanlab.org/2009/04/print-is-still-king-only-3-percent-of-newspaper-reading-actually-happens-online/
The business model may be obsolete, but the need and the desire for quality journalism hasn't diminished.
I read the nola.com article as well, and I wasn't sure if all races were invited to Saturday's event. So I called the organizers, and found out everybody is welcome to attend.
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