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/.
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SLOWDOWN IN NUMBER OF SYSTEMATIC STORY REVIEWS BECAUSE OF LOSS OF FUNDING

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SLOWDOWN IN NUMBER OF SYSTEMATIC STORY REVIEWS BECAUSE OF LOSS OF FUNDING

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David Finer

July 25, 2013 at 7:14 am

Your situation – as that of the original Australian Media Doctor (MD) website, which apparently has had to postpone activities altogether – is extremely worrying given the scarcity of such initiatives internationally and the need for them, as well as your tremendous track record of reviewing and outreach activities. MD and Health News Review have been our role models in starting the Swedish KritiKAM service at http://www.integrativecare.se, reviewing Swedish media items on CAM (so far only in Swedish). We hope you are successful in securing funding to continue your important, pioneering work.

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Fabio Turone

July 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

You are a source of inspiration for us in Italy, too, and I sincerely hope you’ll manage to secure new funding very soon.

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Martine van Eijk

August 19, 2013 at 3:32 am

I hope your funding will soon improve. I always use your site when I lecture about disease mongering and the effect of media on health perception more generally. I do this regularly at medical schools, pharmacy and journalistst trainings in the Netherlands. Thanks for your inspiration, MvE

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Aleta Kerrick

August 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Bummer.
I write a “Health News You Can Use” column for our nonprofit consumer health library and rely on your site for ideas and inspiration, as well as help in knowing which news articles to shun.
I hope funders will soon realize your impact is amplified far beyond those who actually visit your site.

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Claudia Collucci

September 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Dear Gary, I sincerely hope you find news funders soon. You are a source of inspiration for us in Brazil. Good luck! Cláudia Collucci

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Peter

May 26, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Please don’t stop publication. This information is far too valuable. Plus, you’re teaching people critical reasoning skills — something the main stream media doesn’t care about. Would crowd-sourcing help? How can those of us who care help you continue to make a difference? Please advise. Thanks.

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