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The Future of Science Journalism

The Future of Science Journalism

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Cambridge Science Festival. Susan Hockfield states that science journalism "is now, and in the decades ahead, absolutely indispensable." As we confront global warming and health pandemics, science reporting must be sustained, Hockfield says, "in its rightful place, at the top of the profession and in the thick of the national conversation." But dismal economic times throw doubt on this aspiration, as these journalists attest. At the nation's flagship newspaper, The New York Times, there's a relentless commitment to high-quality journalism, whether print or digital, Jill Abramson maintains. "The fact that people have come to expect news on the web to be free has certainly challenged journalism's business model," she acknowledges, but The Times is... Show More

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