David Seidemann

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Fudging War Data at The New York Times

There is a good reason why my fellow scientists and I follow strict rules for interpreting data: it helps prevent biased conclusions. For the same reason, journalists would do well to adhere to those rules when they write articles involving

My Students Trust The New York Times — Until I Teach This Lesson

Newspapers and their online cousins are the new science textbooks. At least that’s where the students in my introductory geology class at Brooklyn College appear to be learning about global warming, pollution, and other science issues of general interest. The

New York Times Turns a Blind Eye To Research Fraud By a Liberal Ally

How would the New York Times report a claim by numerous independent scientists that an influential corporation had repeatedly committed research fraud? When the corporation is a liberal research and lobbying group that Ralph Nader co-founded, the answer is that