Sunday, April 24, 2005

the problem with the press

In an ideal world, the press is a form of science: it attempts to discover and report on the "lay of the land" of reality.

In science, shoddy work gets called out: peer review exposes faulty reasoning, and peer attempts to replicate results expose faulty data.

The cultural norm for the press is to avoid peer review like the plague. This has consequences.

1 comment:

Russ Steele said...

Blogs are now attempting to be come the peer review process for the press. Unfortunatly some are worse than what they are reviewing. I see that the Union is going to start blogs, and they are inviting local blogger to participate. You will soon have a much larger audience for your press reviews.