People need fewer hot fudge sundaes in their health news

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William Heisel, who’s done some terrific health journalism at the LA Times and elsewhere, interviewed me for the “Reporting on Health” blog of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship website.


He asked good questions, making it easy for me to give substantive (I hope) answers.

And he also elicited a couple of my analogies about health news coverage:

• Broccoli and hot fudge sundaes in health care news
(To my students: you’re not the only ones who get this line from me);

• O.J. and the white Bronco;

• Thirsty people trying to get a drink from a firehose.

You’ll have to read the article to get the context.

(Photo credit: Peppysis on Flickr)

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