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Storygram: Charles Piller’s “Failure to Report”


Charles Piller is STAT’s West Coast editor and Natalia Bronshtein is STAT’s interactives editor. Together, they won a AAAS Kavli award in 2016 for this story about prestigious medical research institutions failing to publicly report their study results. This annotation was done by Roxanne Khamsi. The Storygram series, in which professional writers annotate award-winning stories to illuminate what makes a great science story great, was a joint project of The Open Notebook and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. It was supported by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


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Charles Piller, Natalia Bronshtein

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December 13, 2015

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Roxanne Khamsi