Ben Coomber Radio – Research Media Spinning: How bad is it? (Episode #412)
This is quite a short Ben Coomber radio episode, but it covers a topic I think is really important to discuss: the difference between research findings and news headlines.
In this episode co-host Tom Bainbridge does a solo show which highlights how the media spin research findings to make them more headline worthy.
Not only is this misleading, it confuses the general public as messages often contradict each other.
I think it’s important for everyone to understand this discrepancy so they can read headlines with a healthy amount of cynicism.
Take a listen .