I’m proud to unveil a project I’ve been working on for 8 months. Please visit HealthNewsReview.org to see a new attempt to help improve health journalism in the U.S.
A team of more than 20 reviewers from journalism, medicine, public health and health services research will evaluate and grade health news stories that include claims of efficacy or safety about treatments or procedures in health care.
An Associated Press story on the launch today quotes one observer saying she hopes the site doesn’t “end up being another media-bashing exercise.” This website is not about media-bashing. It is quite the opposite: it is about supporting excellence in health/medical journalism.
We hope that journalists and consumers will use HealthNewsReview.org each day to help improve critical thinking and scrutiny of new ideas in health care. And we welcome your feedback.