Issues in science writing  

How science writing grew contentious

Jennifer Weeks recounts a century of science writing in a Chemical Heritage Magazine article that traces how a formerly "low-profile" beat became a target for well-funded and well-planned attacks: "For more than 50 years industries have pushed back hard against unfavorable coverage, while the explosion of digital journalism starting in the mid-1990s has turned up the volume, creating an online culture where extreme opinions often drown out thoughtful conversation."