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Interview with David Tuller on "The Open Notebook" blog

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by urbantravels, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    "The Open Notebook" is a site by and for science journalists, "that provides unique tools and resources to help science journalists at all experience levels hone their craft." This interview with David Tuller is about the process of reporting (and pitching unsuccessfully) the CDC story by Tuller that appeared on Vincent Racaniello's blog, and about the problems with case definition and poor science journalism about ME/CFS.

    The interview was conducted by Julie Rehmeyer, a science and mathematics journalist who previously wrote about XMRV and CFS for Slate magazine.

    http://www.theopennotebook.com/2012/01/18/david-tuller-cfs/
     
  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Thanks for that.
     
  3. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    Thank you very much for posting this. And thanks David Tuller!
     
  4. justinreilly

    justinreilly Senior Member

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    great interview! I wrote him and he responded that he has other projects going, but he does want to continue writing on ME in the future.
     
  5. Firestormm

    Firestormm

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    I thought this was a great follow-up to the article he wrote which was posted on Racaniello's blog. Of course I didn't realise it was the only place that had welcomed/was able to published his work! And he didn't get paid either!

    Some interesting links embedded in that piece from Julie that again get to the heart of the matter i.e. defining our condition. Tullers article back in March 2011 in the NYT was great: Defining an Illness Is Fodder for Debate: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/health/research/08fatigue.html?_r=1

    And Julie's article written in December and linked in the interview piece: http://www.slate.com/articles/healt...or_research_on_chronic_fatigue_syndrome_.html raised similar issues with the inability to properly define our condition as well as laying more context. Though I should say it does refer to XMRV and Mikovits/WPI in not such a good light.
     

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