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News coverage about my health news coverage journal article

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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. cv_plme_05_05_large.jpg

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, although I have no idea what they wrote, bloggers in France and Germany wrote something about our work. I hope it was helpful to those French and German surfers.

And I hope the dissemination of our results does some good in improving health journalism.

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dave

June 3, 2008 at 9:33 pm

While we didn’t comment or review the PLoS article we did link to your post about it on our Health Disparities Blog on 5/28.
http://blog.case.edu/ccrhd/
Also, I posted a link to it on Twitter that afternoon hoping to point a few health related bloggers in that direction.
https://twitter.com/dporter (It’s on Page 2 atm.)
While I am a huge fan of PLoS I wonder if it draws the same attention that JAMA or NEJM might.