Veteran health care reporter Maura Lerner of the Star Tribune writes in the paper’s “On The Beat” column in which “reporters open up their notebooks”:
“Stories about autism and vaccines often trigger indignant calls and e-mails.
Still, the reaction was surprisingly intense last week when I wrote a story about the mysterious visit of Andrew Wakefield, the British-born researcher at the heart of the vaccine safety debate.”
Read the whole column.
I like this “On the Beat” feature and wish more journalists would give views from the trenches of daily journalism more often. It might help readers understand the pressures, challenges, obstacles and hard work – something we strive to be cognizant of every day on this blog and in our HealthNewsReview.org reviews.