In fact, Lewis suggested that UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé’s statement bordered on misogyny. Continue reading →
At the moment, the database includes 252 research projects being undertaken almost exclusively by academics in journalism and media studies.
While only two projects deal with medical or science journalism per se, other topics of study are related (e.g., body-checking in minor hockey) or have implications for medical journalism (e.g., the effect of public relations on journalism). Continue reading →
This week, Canadian word-watcher (actually, “word spy”) Paul McFedries flagged “sitting disease” as a new phrase that has entered the lexicon.
However, McFedries found the earliest use of the phrase in a USA Today article from January 2009.~TM
Editors of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) have issued an appeal for references to terms that were coined during the First World War.
To mark the start of the Great War, the OED is revising war-era coinages. “Part of the revision process involves searching for earlier or additional evidence, ” the editors wrote. “Our first quotations are often from newspapers and magazines, and we know that there may well be earlier evidence in less-easily-accessible sources such as letters, diaries, and government records, many of which are now being made available in digital form for the first time.”