Podcast 11: A Shifting Surface: How the lack of science eroded journalism.

Journalism's death by arrogance should surprise no one, and the apathy of its demise is deafening (though you will get temper tantrums about mass apathy when it is exposed. It is not exactly adorable how dead titans are cannibalizing one another's corpses), but how did that once mighty profession not see a shifting surface? Because in 2018, they still do not understand the science of information gathering, even when they pretend they do.

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Podcast is here.

Transcript is here.

The links to various flawed "studies" on fact-checking on Poynter can be found here.