TWiV 149: Live at ICAAC in the Windy City

September 18, 2011

twiv at icaacHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Mark Pallansch, and Trine Tsouderos

Vincent, Rich, Mark, and Trine discuss science and medicine in journalism and the eradication of poliovirus at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).

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3 comments on “TWiV 149: Live at ICAAC in the Windy City

  1. Alan Dove Sep 22, 2011

    Great show, sorry I couldn’t be there.

    One minor clarification: when I’ve mentioned that there’s no time for fact-checking, it’s always been in reference to other people’s work, not mine. I write for publications that always give me plenty of time for verification. The reporters who have to churn out a dozen stories a week, often on hour-to-hour deadlines, are the ones who don’t always have time to fact-check. That’s where we get the “story of the day” problems Trine talks about.