Tag Archives: media reporting

How Good Buildings Get Bad Reputations

Occasionally—actually, far more often than I’d like—I stumble across a clear example of how uninspired reporting and clickbait journalism culture can lead to support for uncritical thinking and the advancement of fringe beliefs. This time, the example comes from my own … Continue reading

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Does the Sitting-Rising Test Predict Your Risk for Dying?

According to a 2012 study published in the European Journal of Cardiology, the ability to stand up from the floor is a good predictor of five-year mortality. I see this research commonly used as a medical foundation for the reported life-prolonging benefits of many strength … Continue reading

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Was There a Ghost at Pocatello High School?

A video posted on December 19th of last year has been reported by several news outlets to show a ghost at Idaho’s Pocatello High School. Some of the most entertaining reports come from the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, and Q13, Seattle’s local … Continue reading

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Pregnancy, Pesticides, and Autism

News media outlets love a good story. Exciting narratives draw eyeballs and sell publications. Unfortunately, people rely on news media outlets for their health and science information. Experience has shown that news media often either get the information wrong, or place far too … Continue reading

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