Almost no mainstream news organizations reported on my paper, “How do US journalists cover treatments, tests, products and procedures? An evaluation of 500 stories,” in last week’s PLoS Medicine journal.
That’s probably not surprising. Why would you publish a story about an analysis that showed that you and your industry did a sub-par job in covering health news?
However, some journalists and top bloggers gave the study a good look.
Scott Hensley at the Wall Street Journal Health blog had some fun with it.
Maggie Mahar took a long look on her HealthBeat blog.
Minnesota Public Radio covered it on the air and online.
And I hope the dissemination of our results does some good in improving health journalism.