It Ain't Necessarily So: How Media Make and Unmake the Scientific Picture of Reality (Hardcover)

It Ain't Necessarily So: How Media Make and Unmake the Scientific Picture of Reality By David Murray, Joel Schwartz, Robert S. Lichter Cover Image
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Airplane crashes. The AIDS epidemic. Presidential election polls and voting results. Global warming. The latest cancer scare. All these news stories require scientific savvy first, to report, and then--for news consumers--to understand. It Ain't Necessarily So cuts through the miasma surrounding media reporting of scientific studies, surveys, and statistics. Whether the problem is bad science, media politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge, this book gives news consumers the tools to penetrate the hype and dig out the facts. Don't stop flying, run to the doctor, or change your diet before reading It Ain't Necessarily So.

About the Author


David Murray is the director of research at the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS). Joel Schwartz is an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and is the author of several books. S. Robert Lichter is co-director of the nonpartisan Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) and co-author of over ten books, including Peepshow (ISBN 0742500101). All three authors live in the Washington, DC, metro area.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780742510951
ISBN-10: 0742510956
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 7th, 2001
Pages: 256
Language: English