3 Feb 2007

Give the man a medal! Oh, they already did

Ben Goldacre is the doctor behind the Bad Science column and website, single-handedly fighting back the barbarian hordes of disingenuous nutritionists, media whores, and quackery in general. He does such a good job that if I believed in the honours system I'd campaign for him to be knighted. In lieu of that, a short note at the end of his latest column modestly tells the world that "Ben Goldacre won the Royal Statistical Society's inaugural award for statistical excellence in journalism last week". Nice one Ben. His winning article brilliantly points out the problems with media reporting of statistics, and you can read it here.

p.s. Ben will be speaking at BioMed Central's Open Access Colloquium next week on the topic of "Who benefits from OA publishing?".

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