NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine - https://archive.org/web/.

International journalists can't believe our health news

Posted By

Tags

I met yesterday with the World Press Institute’s 2008 International Fellows. They came from Argentina, Brazil, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Hungary, India, Lithuania, South Africa and Spain.

We reviewed recent examples of U.S. health journalism.

Several of the Fellows expressed amazement at what they saw. Among the comments:

• They couldn’t believe that stories promoted drugs without better discussion of evidence.
• They couldn’t believe that drug company spokesmen were interviewed in stories.
• They couldn’t believe that someone in news organizations didn’t say “NO” to some of the stories they saw here.

Welcome to our world.

You might also like

Comments

Please note, comments are no longer published through this website. All previously made comments are still archived and available for viewing through select posts.

Comments are closed.