Vaccines and junk journalism

Good grief. KBZK posted a story yesterday with the following headline: “Experts: childhood vaccines deemed safe.” Was this really news on July 1, 2014? Did we not know this one, simple thing before? Granted, there are anti-vaccination people out there who rely on junk science and exaggerated anecdotes to form their opinions about the safety of vaccines.… Continue reading Vaccines and junk journalism

Restaurant inspection reports an opportunity for data journalism

It’s been a while since the last update on this blog that had anything to do with what I’m working on at the BDC, so here’s the big update. Business Journal editor Jason Bacaj, in this month’s issue [(pageflip-style)](http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/app/special_sections/business_journal_052813/), [analyzed restaurant inspection forms](http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/business/article_5f6b94a6-c7ad-11e2-a60e-0019bb2963f4.html) for the past year and a half from the Gallatin City-County Health… Continue reading Restaurant inspection reports an opportunity for data journalism

A trend story I can really get behind…

Why gamers are a great fit at the gym They’ve been trained to focus for weeks at a time on a single goal. They know how to clearly identify obstacles and form step-by-step plans to overcome them. They’re obsessed with improving specific skills but judge success only by overall progress made in the world they’ve… Continue reading A trend story I can really get behind…