How much critical thinking is in Canadian new media?

Recently we’ve seen the media fail on some skeptical issues, from the misinformation about the safety of the H1N1 vaccine to the credulous reporting of the assisted communication of a comatose Belgian man. With many news outlets closing their science departments, this could get worse. As active skeptics, we need to challenge these stories with a dose of reality.
On the flip side, there are also some great stories out as Desiree pointed out in an earlier post. We want to recognize those great examples of critical thinking.
Beginning next Sunday, we’re starting a weekly post of our picks of the best and worst examples of Canadian skepticism and critical thinking in the news media. We need your help to find them. Whether it’s a story from a national news outlet, or your local paper, we want to know where the skeptical heroes and skeptical zeroes are. Send your links to skepticnorthlinks@gmail.com If your link is chosen, you will receive all the fame and paparazzi attention that comes along with having your name mentioned on this blog.

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  • Melany Hamill

    Melany proudly uses the titles of both geek and nerd. As a science-enthusiast and fan of debate, Melany likes to get her facts straight. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Since then her career path has meandered to its current spot as a project manager at a video game studio. Melany lives near beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. She is not seeking treatment for her caffeine addiction.