ONAethics presents the differences and importance of accuracy, balance and fairness in reporting.
"...must a journalist writing about weather trends make a nod to the “debate” about global warming? What if the story is about a debate on government actions to combat global warming? Must a reporter who quotes a government official who says she doesn’t believe in global warming “balance” that comment by saying there is a scientific consensus that global warming is a true phenomenon? Does the journalist need to provide a source for that comment, even though it is widely accepted?"
How the media communicates science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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