Michael Todd

Social Science Space editor Michael Todd is a long-time newspaper editor and reporter whose beats included the U.S. military, primary and secondary education, government, and business. He entered the magazine world in 2006 as the managing editor of Hispanic Business. He joined the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy and its magazine Miller-McCune (renamed Pacific Standard in 2012), where he served as web editor and later as senior staff writer focusing on covering the environmental and social sciences. During his time with the Miller-McCune Center, he regularly participated in media training courses for scientists in collaboration with the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS), Stanford’s Aldo Leopold Leadership Institute, and individual research institutions.

Andreas Georgiou

Greece’s Honest Statistician Pays Price for Ethics

In a case that outrages statisticians and partisans of good government, a Greek appeals court has convicted the former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority of violation of duty for his actions in recalculating national statistics and showing that Greece’s financial situation was much more dire than had been advertised.

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House Considers Flat Budget for NSF

Advocates want $8 billion for NSF, and President Trump wants less than $7 billion. House appropriators seem to be navigating a path through the middle.

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How Fake News Pulls Real News Into Its Orbit

Is the problem with fake news that individual stories confuse people? Or could it be, argues a new paper, that fake news sets the agenda that other and more legitimate media then follow?

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Alex Haslam

BPS Award-Winner Alex Haslam on Teams and Trump

Social psychologist Alex Haslam talks about many of his research interests, from Donald Trump to identity politics to classic studies – is his ‘glass cliff work’ with Michelle Ryan count? – in a wide-ranging interview following his receiving the President’s Award from the British Psychological Society.

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Norm Ornstein

New Administration Stokes Old Fears for Social Scientists

Given the historic antipathy that a few members of the Republican Party have had for social and behavioral science, researchers are just a bit anxious about what the new administration may bring – and with reason, according to one observer.

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