Skip to comments.Health reporters should have 'higher standards,' commentary says
Posted on 01/01/2009 11:04:09 AM PST by CE2949BB
Health journalists are getting scolded by one of their own. Susan Dentzer, a correspondent for PBS' The NewsHour, argues in a commentary in today's New England Journal of Medicine that medical reporters too often get the facts wrong, fail to provide context about new research, and hype treatments that dont deserve the coverage.
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Reporters have standards?
To be a doctor, you must go to medical school.
To be an electrician or plumber you must be licensed, and trained.
Any idiot with a pencil and paper can be a reporter.
Yep, I was thinking that too.
Too often, reporters on any subject get facts wrong and hype the wrong things.
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