Do scientists have the right to review stories about their work?

It’s an ongoing source of tension between scientists and the science journalists reporting on them: many scientists believe they have the right to review any reporting of their work, while many science journalists and science outlets argue they don’t.

In this piece in Undark magazine, reporter Dana Smith looks into the issue, interviewing both scientists and science journalists to see what they think. “At first glance, this fundamental journalism question appears to be black and white, but it turns out to have a lot of gray,” she writes.

It’s a timely article that picks up on some recent discussions on social media, such as this Twitter post by scientist Kyle Jasmin and another by neuroscientist Chris Chambers.

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