Science journalism is meant to cast a critical eye upon science, but science is now casting an increasingly critical eye upon itself. Retractions are on the rise, post-publication peer review dismantles high-profile papers within weeks of airing, and several studies in psychology and medicine have uncovered a startling prevalence of irreproducible results and hidden data. This panel will explore the growing movement to improve the practice of science, and how it affects science journalism.
Chair: James Randerson, Assistant News Editor, The Guardian
Panel: Ivan Oransky, vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today. Writer of the blogs Embargo Watch and Retraction Watch
Ben Goldacre, physician, academic and science writer
Chris Chambers, senior research fellow in cognitive neuroscience at the school of psychology, Cardiff University. Science writer
Deborah Cohen. investigations editor BMJRead more: Live Blog: Reproducibility in Science: Plenary