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Science Media Centre

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PRO-SCIENCE

These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

History

Founded in 2000, the Science Media Centre is an organization formed to encourage more accurate reporting of science in the media. When notable scientific papers are published, the Science Media Centre will often publish a page of “expert opinion.” The current director is Fiona Fox.

Funded by / Ownership

The Science Media Centre is a non-profit that is funded through donations. You can view their annual reports here.

Analysis / Bias

The Science Media Centre reviews a scientific study and then has experts within the field critique and offer opinions about the study. A review of the website shows evidence based reporting.

The Science Media Centre has been criticized for being business friendly and according to the Guardian they are a lobby group.

Overall, the Science Media Centre is a Pro-Science source. (D. Van Zandt 8/12/2018)

Source: http://www.sciencemediacentre.org


 

 

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