Issues in science writing
Reporters often struggle with how to handle dissenting views on subjects where the science is settled, such as climate change or vaccinations. Should the opposing viewpoints be included with an explanation that they aren't considered valid? Maybe not, a blog post by Matt Shipman suggests. Summarizing recent research, Shipman writes that "introducing a second viewpoint makes the first scientist seem less credible – even if the second viewpoint is clearly discredited."