Local TV sweeps piece about HealthNewsReview.org

Gary Schwitzer is publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He worked in TV news in Milwaukee, Dallas, and at CNN in Atlanta many moons ago.  He Tweets as @garyschwitzer or using our project handle @HealthNewsRevu.

I never would have expected to see a local television sweeps period news story about our work on HealthNewsReview.org, but that ‘s what happened when KSTP-TV – the ABC television station in Minneapolis-Saint Paul – aired a piece, “Health Studies: Fact or False Hope” last night.

At the very end of the piece, you’ll hear the announcement:

“We’re going to change the way we cover health news here on 5 Eyewitness News.  Our first step will be to have Gary Schwitzer come in to give a seminar for our producers and reporters.”

I give a lot of credit to Tom Hauser, who’s a veteran political reporter.  We met when he had a regional health journalism fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists.  He’s been reporting for more than 20 years, and has seen a lot of the junk health care news that he included in his piece.

 

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