ProPublica's Acetaminophen Story: Overpriced Waste Of Time?
Strange Attractor, Friday, October 4, 2013 3:22 PM
Was a piece of long-form investigative journalism on the risks of acetaminophen by ProPublica and This American Life, touted by The Atlantic's Peter Osnos as groundbreaking and life-saving, actually a waste of time and money? That's what Kevin Charman-Anderson asserts in this post, noting "It took me 30 seconds to find the relevant info on WebMD, and another 30 seconds to quickly scan the Tylenol site," he writes. "How long did it take ProPublica and This American Life? TWO YEARS AND $750,000. As an editor, I keep saying to myself: Where’s the story here?"Read the whole story at Strange Attractor »