2011-01-26 23:44:31Cool but a little bit annoying: The Economist using unattributed SkS graph
John Cook

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The Economist article Climate change and evolution is using this SkS graph:

 

Bottom line, it's great that this information is getting out into high traffic websites. The Economist is a huge mainstream website. But I can't help but be just a little annoyed that they used it without attribution. Would a link kill them?

2011-01-27 00:31:59Contact them
nealjking

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I'm sure that if you contacted the Editor and the author, you would get at least an acknowledgment in a footnote. This is softcopy, it's not too late!

I don't know about a link, but it couldn't hurt to provide one in the note.

It's worth a shot: The Economist is high-profile enough that, when a governmental minister somewhere in the world doesn't like how his country/ministry was covered, he's likely to write a letter to the Editor; and they're likely to publish it.

 

2011-01-27 00:33:28
Daniel Bailey
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Guess their economic health doesn't allow them to budget a few more electrons...
2011-01-27 00:37:36Contacting the author
John Cook

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Would email the journalist. But who is M.S.?
2011-01-27 01:01:15
nealjking

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I think it's hard to figure out the individual journalist behind an article, the only time I've seen a name is for one of their special reports, where they simply include the name in the abstract, as in "James X. explains why Z is not going to work in situation X."

I recommend getting hold of the Editor and working down, probably most easily by phone. I'm sure they want to avoid claims of unattributed graphics.

2011-01-27 03:56:08agreed
dana1981
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Cool they used it, but very weak they didn't attribute it.  I agree with neal - try to get a hold of an editor and let them know they're using your graphic without attribution.

Pretty good article though.  Any article that takes George Will to task for his stupidity is bound to be good.

2011-01-27 07:58:28
nealjking

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I'm sure it was just a quality-control slip-up.
2011-01-27 07:58:29
nealjking

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I'm sure it was just a quality-control slip-up.