Monday, August 06, 2007

Monday link

Mark Liberman has a long, but interesting read on science journalism at Language Log: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004783.html

Key points:
- Read the primary sources. (It’s surprisingly easy and doesn’t need to be expensive. Use the public library to get access)
- Academics should make their work free (Mark neglects to mention The Rutgers Optimality Archive and LingBuzz)

3 comments:

boredoom said...

Grr ... Lieberman's implication that the AP doesn't read original research papers is just wrong. I know they do. Did he ask them, or any of the other media outlets he tars with the same brush?

Ed Keer said...

I thought that might get your goat. I'm surprised he makes these accusations without having backup info. You should write to him.

boredoom said...

I can't find any way to contact him or comment on the posts.

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