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/.

Tag: journal news releases

1 8/5/2015

Troubled BMJ news release on young fathers & early death risk

3 6/23/2015

Skinny jeans & nerve damage case studies have haunted me throughout my career

5/15/2015

Continued problems with inconsistent & adjacent news releases from BMJ

3/4/2015

BMJ back on bad track with its news releases: now gout & Alzheimer’s

6 3/3/2015

A tale of two observational studies – peanuts, coffee, heart health – and how the journals & some journalists handled them differently

8/19/2014

Yay for a BMJ journal news release for including caveats about an observational study!

3 7/29/2014

6th time I’ve called out BMJ news releases on observational studies

7 6/11/2014

BMJ news release on red meat & breast cancer may have misled reporters again

3/6/2014

Improving news releases by medical journals and academic medical centers

17 1/22/2014

Misleading BMJ news releases may be one reason journalists report on more observational studies