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Science Reporting 2012 #181

September 14, 2012

This week, we’re looking at new and evolving ways of bringing important science news to the public. Journalist and author Maryn McKenna returns to the show, to talk about her recent report for the Food & Environment Reporting Network, about evidence for a link between a common human infection and the overuse of antibiotics in chicken production. And science writer Jennifer Ouellette gives us the scoop on The Best Science Writing Online 2012, a collection of last year’s best science blog posts.

Guests:

  • Maryn McKenna
  • Jennifer Ouellette
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This episode was recorded when Science for the People was called Skeptically Speaking

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