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Wikipedia β is a science, research and technology news aggregator where much of content is republished directly from press releases and news agencies-in a practice known as churnalism.[1][2][3][4][5] It also produces some science journalism.[6][7][8] It shares many similarities with ScienceDaily and EurekAlert! in the sense that all of them practice heavy churnalism. [footnote 1] logo
Type of site
Science News
Available in English
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Current status Online

In April 2011 started the site Medical Xpress for its content about medicine and health.[9]


  1. ^ Shipman, W. Matthew (2015). Handbook for Science Public Information Officers. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226179469. 
  2. ^ Timmer, John (23 September 2009). "PR or science journalism? It's getting harder to tell". Ars Technica. 
  3. ^ Yong, Ed (11 January 2010). "Adapting to the new ecosystem of science journalism". National Geographic Phenomena. 
  4. ^ Choi, Charles Q. (January 24, 2012). "From the Writer s Desk: The Dangers of Press Releases". Scientific American Blog Network. 
  5. ^ Shipman, Matt (16 April 2014). "The News Release Is Dead, Long Live the News Release". Science Communication Breakdown. 
  6. ^ Susan Chenelle, Audrey Fisch (2016). Connecting Across Disciplines: Collaborating with Informational Text. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 1475820291. 
  7. ^ Henry, Alan. "How to Determine If A Controversial Statement Is Scientifically True". Lifehacker. 
  8. ^ Ngumbi, Esther. "Scientists Should Talk Directly to the Public". Scientific American Blog Network. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Press Release: Spins Off Medical News Channel to Create Medical Xpress". PhysOrg via PRWeb. December 15, 2011. 


  1. ^ EurekaAlert! though self-describes itself as hosting press releases.

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