I’d like to start a new feature on felixsalmon.com, called the Report Report
Report. The Report Report Report is for anybody who has ever read a news article
whose subject is a "new report" (or survey, or study, or similar).
I will track down the original report, and judge the reporting on it. Does the
report say what the news articles say it says? Do the articles present hypothesis
as fact, or otherwise sensationalize findings? Do they display the requisite
amount of skepticism with respect to the methodology and possible ulterior motives
of the report’s authors? You ask me, and the Report Report Report will tell
Nominations now being accepted – I’ll try to cover any articles pointed
to in the comments, so long as I can find the original report.