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This week about 200 science writers gathered in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin for a conference on Science Writing in the Age of Denial, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the National Association of Science Writers.
conference  reports  science  sts  denial  climate-change 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Global Commission on Drug Policy
The purpose of The Global Commission on Drug Policy is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies.
politics  policy  drugs  international  reports  global 
june 2011 by tsuomela
PressThink: Objectivity as a Form of Persuasion: A Few Notes for Marcus Brauchli
The basic unit of journalism is the report, an account of what happened. The longer I’ve studied it (which is, uh… 25 years) the more I’ve come to see that “objectivity” as practiced by the American press is a form of persuasion. It tries to persuade all possible users of the account that the account can be trusted because it is unadorned.
journalism  media  media-reform  bias  neutrality  objectivity  rhetoric  persuasion  reports 
july 2010 by tsuomela
International Conference Confronts Data Deluge
The sciences are increasingly confronted with a flood of data, as the amount of data that is produced by scientific experiments and observations grows from year to year. Consequently, the maintenance and structuring of scientific data has to play an ever more important role. Against this backdrop, the International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM) took place in Heidelberg, Germany at Studio Villa Bosch, from June 30 to July 2, 2010.
conference  science  data  e-science  management  reports 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Skills, Role & Career Structure of Data Scientists & Curators: Assessment of Current Practice & Future Needs : JISC
The main aim of the project was to examine and make recommendations on the role and career development of data scientists and the associated supply of specialist data curation skills to the research community.
data-curation  data  library  curation  management  practice  research  science  reports 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspace - OER_Wiki
Open Educational Resources: Conversations in Cyberspace provides an overview of the first steps of this exciting new development: it captures the conversations between leaders of some of the first OER projects, and documents early debates on the issues that continue to challenge the movement. The publication will provide food for thought for all those intrigued by OER – its promise and its progress.
open-education  open-access  open-knowledge  reports  unesco 
july 2009 by tsuomela - Website of Political Research Associates - Toxic to Democracy Conspiracy Theories, Demonization,
"Right-wing pundits demonize scapegoated groups and individuals in our society, implying that it is urgent to stop them from wrecking the nation. Some angry people in the audience already believe conspiracy theories in which the same scapegoats are portrayed as subversive, destructive, or evil. Add in aggressive apocalyptic ideas that suggest time is running out and quick action mandatory and you have a perfect storm of mobilized resentment threatening to rain bigotry and violence across the United States."
right-wing  conservative  rhetoric  bias  conspiracy  reports  think-tank  racism  politics  race  research  america 
june 2009 by tsuomela
influential interlopers «
One reason I like the paper is because it emphasizes the role of organizational actors in shaping their environments and identifies the conditions in which certain organizational actors are likely to be influential. Many stories of institutional change emphasize features of the institutional environment without leaving much space for the “on-the-ground processes that facilitate or inhibit such change” (228). With rich interview data, Sauder is able to examine in detail the reactions that other field actors had to the intrusion of the law school rankings.
organization  academic  research  reports 
august 2008 by tsuomela
Welcome - MN State Auditor
The Office of the State Auditor is a constitutional office that is charged with overseeing more than $20 billion spent annually by local governments in Minnesota.
minnesota  state-government  audit  finance  reports  open-data  government 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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