Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Apr 4 - You mean they’re not true? Busting media myths, W. Joseph Campbell, PhD

Communications professor, author, and blogger W. Joseph Campbell debunks prominent media-driven myths — those well-known stories about and/or by the news media that are widely believed and often retold but which, under scrutiny, dissolve as apocryphal or wildly exaggerated. These myths include the hero-journalist interpretation of Watergate, the famous "Cronkite Moment" of 1968, and the myth of superlative reporting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, all of which are addressed in Campbell's book, Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism (University of California Press, 2010).

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Shadow of a Doubt - March 2015

The Monthly Calendar of the National Capital Area Skeptics

  • Mar 14 NCAS Lecture: How diet and physical activity dynamically interact to affect human body weight by Kevin D. Hall, PhD biophysicist, National Institutes of Health
  • April NCAS Lecture at Bethesda
  • CityLab Article Features NCAS SkepTour Map
  • Torn From Today's Headlines, By Scott Snell Tom Harkin, "Father" and Patron of National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), Leaves Senate
  • NCAS Board Elections: Call for Candidates
  • AmazonSmile
  • Shadow Light
  • Mar 11 Drinking Skeptically in MD and  VA (New Start Time!)
  • Time to Renew