Health Journalism Watchdog: Daily ‘Dreck’ Causes More Harm Than Good
Gary Schwitzer, the publisher of Health News Review and a longtime health journalist, weighs in on the current quality of health care journalism, and how it affects the public.
Does Health Journalism Do More Harm Than Good?
If you are one of the millions of people who has seen John Oliver’s recent skewering of the way scientific and health studies are reported by the media (“New study shows drinking a glass of wine is just as good as spending an hour at the gym”), you have probably laughed yourself into an uproarious stupor by now. (Brooks, 5/16)