Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Pollinators not getting the ‘buzz’ they need in news coverage

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A dramatic decline in pollinating insects threatens the global food supply, yet it's getting "vanishingly low levels of attention" in mainstream news, even compared to coverage of climate change. That's the conclusion of a study titled "No buzz for bees," published this week in a special issue of PNAS. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers analyzed nearly 25 million news items from six prominent U.S. and global news sources using the university's massive Global News Index.