Petit: Less variety seen in science news

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The Poynter Insitute’s Mallary Jean Tenore writes about the disappearing science beat.

She talks to Natalie Angier, who writes about various science-related topics for The News York Times. Tenore writes that Angier is struggling with many of the questions that other reporters are asking, including how news organizations can continue to cover science with few resources.

Tenore also talks to Charles Petit of the Knight Science Journalism Tracker; NASW President Mariette DiChristina, editor of Scientific American; and David Perlman, the science editor at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Petit points to The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer as outlets that are “doing a good job of reporting on complicated scientific developments.”

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