Science Daily is an American website that aggregates press releases
and publishes lightly edited press releases (a practice called
churnalism) about science, similar to
The site was founded by married couple Dan and Michele Hogan in 1995;
Dan Hogan formerly worked in the public affairs department of Jackson
Laboratory writing press releases. The site makes money from
selling advertisements. As of 2010, the site said that it had grown
"from a two-person operation to a full-fledged news business with
worldwide contributors" but at the time, it was run out of the Hogans'
home, had no reporters, and only reprinted press releases. In 2012,
^ Timmer, John (23 September 2009). "PR or science journalism? It's
getting harder to tell". Ars Technica.
^ Yong, Ed (11 January 2010). "Adapting to the new ecosystem of
science journalism". National Geographic Phenomena. Meanwhile, sites
like ScienceDaily, Eurekalert and PhysOrg provide the pretence of
journalism while actually acting as staging grounds for PR.
^ Choi, Charles Q. (January 24, 2012). "From the Writer s Desk: The
Dangers of Press Releases". Scientific American Blog Network. In cases
where the scientists are not contacted about their research, we have
"churnalism" — news released based largely if not totally on press
release alone. We also have pres-release farms such as PhysOrg and
ScienceDaily that seem to me to do little else but repackage press
releases one can find on science press releases sites such as
^ a b c Stern, Gary M. (15 April 2010). "Site Provides Latest
Scientific Research for Free". Information Today. Archived from the
original on 25 September 2015.
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