WB 9: Science and Hype
This workbook was formerly titled "Health Reporting."
Part 1, which is on AP style, is due Thursday morning. You'll find it on J-Web.
- Read Annual report finds cancer death rate decline doubling
- Read What's the difference between causation and correlation?
- Read about the relationship between pirates and global warming in Open Letter To Kansas School Board
- Read Aspirin Taken Daily With Bottle Of Bourbon Reduces Awareness Of Heart Attacks
- Write an informal response, of about two pages, that reflects on these readings.
- What assumptions does each author make about the public understanding of science?
- What journalism issues does each reading raise?
- End with a single, summative statement (two or three lines) that expresses what you have learned so far about the journalist's obligations when reporting scientific data (particularly when writing a story, or choosing not to write a story, might affect people's health).
- And finally, just because I like to share good satire, here's a Halloween and health story you won't see in the mainstream media.
- Upload WB 9, Part 2 to Turnitin.com.
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