Earlier this year, when I published our data on our first two years’ experience on the HealthNewsReview.org project, I thought that surely leading U.S. journalism publications such as Columbia Journalism Review or American Journalism Review would be interested in some kind of summary.
Wrong. Not a word of interest.
But internationally, journalism bloggers from several countries picked up on the story immediately. And now a German journalism magazine, Message: Internationale Zeitschrift für Journalismus, has republished the PLoS Medicine article.
Our combined pool of news stories reviewed in the 3 countries now totals over 2,000 – a very clear picture which shows how many news stories across the globe fail to deliver important details on health news stories such as:
How much is this going to cost?
How small is the potential benefit?
How large are the potential harms?