It’s not exactly like the classic tragedy of the commons, where the commons collapses because everyone is trying to use it in their own interest, without coordination and regulation. The tragedy of the COVID science-communications commons
In response to my email Friday, “Media Are the Sprinkles,” a list member who directs communications for a research center responds: Very relevant from my perspective. Content-first approaches are what get you in the news anyway.
People are buzzing about a new piece of content whose subject is in your expertise wheelhouse. It’s getting traction, as they say. But you hate the piece. In your expert judgement, the content cherry-picks the evidence.