Separating the puppets from the pros in TV health news

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See my article on the Columbia Journalism Review’s website.

In recognition of the sorry state of television health news, it’s a call for certification of TV health reporters.  TV meteorologists get certified by the American Meteorological Society after they prove some level of knowledge and skill.  But the audience doesn’t know anything about the credentials of the people who forecast cures, breakthroughs and health scares.  Read my rationale in the article.

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