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Parallel session

Beyond cheerleading

2 July

10:10 to 11:20

STCC, Auditorium C




Reporting on scientific fraud around the world: a how-to

Perhaps you’re a journalist who covers science, but who typically reports on new findings, rather than scandals. You get a tip about a fraud at a major university near you. What do you do? Or perhaps you’ve reported on some cases of misconduct, but want to take your skills to the next level by learning how to obtain documents, identify large-scale trends, and protect sources. This will be useful to you no matter where on that spectrum you fall, and no matter what country or countries you cover. Panelists -- who have covered and supervised reporting on scientific misconduct for major newspapers, Nature, Science, and specialized websites -- will share tips on how best to find untold stories about scientific misconduct, create a roster of experts who can vet allegations, protect yourself against lawsuits, and more.

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