"The Oil Plume Paradox" -- Conflicting Studies Frustrate Journos

"Pinpointing the amount of oil lingering in the Gulf of Mexico continues to be a source of frustration for journalists and scientists alike, with multiple, contradictory—if not necessarily “dueling” — research reports having been published on the subject over the last few weeks."

Curtis Brainard reports in The Observatory for Columbia Journalism Review August 26, 2010.

SEE ALSO:

"Science Is Messy. Should We Tell The Readers? ... Our Editors?" (Knight Science Journalism Tracker)

"Questions on Covering Plume and Microbe Science" (The Daily Glob)

"Deep-Sea Plumes: a Rush To Judgment?" (Science News)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010