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Scientists as Sources

In his 1961 book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, Daniel Boorstin describes our brave innovators in science, technology, and the social sciences as working “in the twilight” that is “just beyond our understanding.” Never has such insight been truer than it is today. Consider the advances in stem cell research or the study of how one protein enzyme might explain why cell division goes so awry in cancer. Despite the complex nature of science, the public's interest in scientific information continues to grow, making the role of science journalist as interpreter ever more critical. More and more people are turning to the news media for information about health and other scientific issues. In fact, in the area of health sciences, many people ...

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