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How to Save a Troubled Kid
November 16, 2004
Maia Szalavitz
Avoid reading Time magazine on tough love.

Counting Iraq's Dead
November 10, 2004
Rebecca Goldin
Confusion in reporting on deaths from the U.S. invasion.

Twilight Of The Pollsters
October 30, 2004
Ana Marie Cox (aka Wonkette)
Polling is inextricable from modern political journalism.

Antidepressants and Suicide
October 05, 2004
Rebecca Goldin
The New York Times perpetuates a myth.

Counting The Costs Of Stress
September 23, 2004
Rebecca Goldin
For the New York Times and other news organizations, it's easier to guess.

The New York Times' Other WMD Problem
August 06, 2004
Trevor Butterworth
The Orlando Sentinel has apologized again for getting the story wrong on OxyContin; when will the New York Times do the same? (Updated Aug. 9)

Tampa Tribune Attacks Scientific Evidence with Unscientific Study
June 22, 2004
S. Robert Lichter
Paper fans local health fears with 119th story on local industry.

Bad News Rules on Food-Borne Illnesses
April 30, 2004
Trevor Butterworth.
Most of the media pass on sharp decline in E. coli infections. (updated May 3)

The Great OxyContin Correction Controversy, Did Slate correct its way into error?
April 27, 2004
Trevor Butterworth


Pollster-Pundits Lead Media Astray On Wisconsin Primary
February 23, 2004
Ana Marie Cox
Edwards defeats polls (but not Kerry)

Debunking Rapid Detox
December 30, 2004
Maia Szalavitz
Wired hypes unproven and possibly deadly addiction treatment.

Overheated Laptop Threat
December 13, 2004
Rebecca Goldin
Higher temps are not proof of infertility
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