Posts Tagged ‘Journalism’

Beyond the Captivating Headlines: How to Make Sense of a Health News Story

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 13:33 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Is the health news story accurate?
Did a recent study prove that coffee may lower the risk of stroke?  How was it reported?

Writing magnetic headlines are required for any writer.
After all, headlines capture your attention and at that moment you will decide whether to read the piece or not.
According to […]

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Health Journalism: Have we reached new lows?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 14:49 No Comments

Guest post by Gary Schwitzer

It doesn’t get much worse than this in health journalism; NY Daily News finds new lows
By Gary Schwitzer
[Original post published on Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog, July 13, 2010 and reprinted with permission from Gary Schwitzer.]
I know that many people just dismiss the New York Daily News, but you can’t dismiss […]

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Gary Schwitzer Notes Some Gems in Health News Reporting

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

In my post from Tuesday, June 15, 2010, “Digging Deep: The 411 Behind Medical News Headlines,” Gary Schwitzer, publisher at HealthNewsReview.org offers vital information for health consumers to help them identify accurate and balanced news reporting.
Subsequent to publishing that post, Gary Schwitzer published his list of gems that shine among […]

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Digging Deep: The 411 Behind Medical News Headlines

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:50 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Let’s face it, health and medical news reported by mainstream media can be misleading.
In attempts to capture the attention of the public with alluring headlines, the substance of a news story may be imbalanced and inaccurate.
Consumers ought to be skeptical when reading a health story or listening to a segment […]

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