Every so often, something will show up in the news, such as last week's Slate piece on Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia, or anything that is ever on the New York Times's Stone blog, and people get all pissed off about how any writing for the general public that has any philosophical content whatsoever guaranteed to be absolutely terrible. How we need to change this. How if the APA knew what it was doing we wouldn't be in this mess. Or whatever. Maybe I just made that last one up.
But I was thinking about the time last year when they found "arsenic-based" life-forms. Or earlier in 2010 when they found evidence of life on Mars. Or this Ph.D. comic. And it seems to me that scientists are usually pretty annoyed with the quality of science reporting. And engineers, too. So I was kind of wondering if there is any academic field whose practitioners are generally content with the level of quality of the media reports involving its area of study or making use of its results.