Saturday, July 5, 2014

Great News - BBC Science Reporting Edition

BBC staff told to stop inviting cranks on to science programmes - Telegraph:
"BBC journalists are being sent on courses to stop them inviting so many cranks onto programmes to air ‘marginal views’
The BBC Trust on Thursday published a progress report into the corporation’s science coverage which was criticised in 2012 for giving too much air-time to critics who oppose non-contentious issues.
The report found that there was still an ‘over-rigid application of editorial guidelines on impartiality’ which sought to give the ‘other side’ of the argument, even if that viewpoint was widely dismissed."

'via Blog this'

Now, we can only hope that this idea catches on over here. No, I am not holding my breath.

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