Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This is a post about a news website article about a scientific paper.

In this sentence, I will set up a quote from another post that I find entertaining while also having no particular interest in adding extra commentary:
In the standfirst I will make a fairly obvious pun about the subject matter before posing an inane question I have no intention of really answering: is this an important scientific finding?
In this paragraph I will state the main claim that the research makes, making appropriate use of "scare quotes" to ensure that it's clear that I have no opinion about this research whatsoever.
In this paragraph I will briefly (because no paragraph should be more than one line) state which existing scientific ideas this new research "challenges".
If the research is about a potential cure, or a solution to a problem, this paragraph will describe how it will raise hopes for a group of sufferers or victims.
This paragraph elaborates on the claim, adding weasel-words like "the scientists say" to shift responsibility for establishing the likely truth or accuracy of the research findings on to absolutely anybody else but me, the journalist.
In this sentence I will link for your reference the location of Martin Robbins' fun shot at science journalism while also linking for your reference a video production about making a video production for a news network that is very similar while not being repetitive.

1 comment:

  1. I am making the obligatory comment highlighting how the post is interesting.

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