Introducing the Transparency Project
Here at Science News we work hard to make sure that our coverage of the latest advances in science, medicine and technology is clear, accurate and comprehensive. But we realize that whats clear to us about how we do science journalism may not be clear to our readers. And we want to be open and accountable about that process.
So were launching the Transparency Project. In the coming months, well be experimenting with ways to show who we are and how we do what we do, revealing decisions we make to ensure our coverage is accurate and fair. To figure out which methods are most helpful for increasing transparency, were partnering with News Co/Lab, a collaborative lab at Arizona State Universitys Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is aimed at helping the public find new ways of engaging with news and information. News Co/Lab has partnered with other journalism organizations, including The Kansas City Star, The Fresno Bee and other papers in the McClatchy media company. Were the first science news organization to work with this lab, and were excited to share more of our journalistic process with our readers.
Youre an essential part of this experiment, and in the months to come there will be many opportunities for readers to participate in the project. You may see sidebars on articles explaining why we reported Read More – Source