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Category: General journalism issues


This is nuts: news coverage stating that great Dads have smaller testicles


Selling the Cyberknife on WCCO’s CBS HealthWatch


Back to school anti-vaccination woo


Enjoying some coffee enema hype with your morning Chicago Tribune website visit


Breaking News hype: one local TV station vows not to use the term – offers 10-point contract with viewers

1 5/16/2013

Cloning human embryonic stem cells: “Major Medical Breakthrough”? Or “Generating Little Excitement”?

2 5/2/2013

Hooters, Surgery Tweeters, Media Manipulators – a marketing roundup

2 4/18/2013

British newspaper The Independent must have confused the hell out of its readers


CNN calls camel milk a “cure…world’s next superfood”


Journalists reporting on themselves in health care stories: is this narcissism?