Bliven, Bruce
December 1953
New Republic;12/14/53, Vol. 129 Issue 20, p19
This article focuses on relationship between science and popular journalism. The relationship between science and popular journalism has enormously improved in the past thirty years. As long as science has existed, there have been a few of its practitioners, who wrote well, but until recently they did so only in their books, and even, there, the cult of unintelligibility was common. Only a few decades ago, the scientist typically did everything he could to prevent journalists from writing about his work, and his attitude was all too often justified; the typical newspaper or magazine article was usually sensational and inaccurate.


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