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/.

Don’t miss our Toolkit – to help journalists & consumers

As one clear sign of how we want to help improve the flow of health care information – not just criticize things we see that are communicated inadequately – we’ve built a section of the site called The Toolkit.  We plan to continue to add to the Toolkit as time permits and we welcome your nominations for topics you’d like to see addressed.

We think that journalists and consumers can learn from reading the collection of primers, backgrounders, and links that we’ve gathered there.

The Tips For Understanding Studies  include:

A collection of other resources for evaluating claims & analyzing news coverage

Our list of independent experts – which, by the way, will soon be updated – is meant to help journalists who may not know where to find non-conflicted sources for their stories.

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