@DoctorZen I have made a conscious decision not to. I want to de-emphasise publications as the currency of science news.
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) September 23, 2015
Ok, I take the point that journalism should not only talk about science upon the publication of a paper.
Science news can be much more fluid and the semi-public knowledge of a finding precedes formal publication.
But if there is a paper then it should be cited. Not merely linked obscurely, but properly cited.
Scientists have been complaining about the failure of journalists to cite papers associated with their science news stories for ages. Ed knows this as well as anyone in science journalism. So I am confused as to what he is about here.