Medical Journalism

Exposing Fact, Fiction, Fraud

Author: Dr. Ragnar Levi

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813803036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 7210

Reporting developments in health and medicine is a rapidly growing genre in journalism. Based on research, interviews, and the experience of seasoned medical and health writers, Medical Journalism provides the tools critical to reporting this type of news accurately. Unique features include information on pitfalls, stakeholders and their vested interests, telling facts from fiction, asking better questions and seeking betters sources, and on-line resources. Each chapter lists objectives that help the reader formulate solutions and answers. Journalism students and practitioners as well as many professionals in medicine related occupations can not afford to be without this resource.

Encyclopedia of Journalism

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452261520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 3136

View: 2010

"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we've long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field's wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education. Key Themes Consumers and Audiences Criticism and Education Economics Ethnic and Minority Journalism Issues and Controversies Journalist Organizations Journalists Law and Policy Magazine Types Motion Pictures Networks News Agencies and Services News Categories News Media: U.S. News Media: World Newspaper Types News Program Types Online Journalism Political Communications Processes and Routines of Journalism Radio and Television Technology

Risk Communication and Infectious Diseases in an Age of Digital Media

Author: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg,Yaffa Shir-Raz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317287924

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 2177

In a digital world where the public’s voice is growing increasingly strong, how can health experts best exert influence to contain the global spread of infectious diseases? Digital media sites provide an important source of health information, however are also powerful platforms for the public to air personal experiences and concerns. This has led to a growing phenomenon of civil skepticism towards health issues including Emerging Infectious Diseases and epidemics. Following the shift in the role of the public from recipients to a vocal entity, this book explores the different organizational strategies for communicating public health information and identifies common misconceptions that can inhibit effective communication with the public. Drawing on original research and a range of global case studies, this timely volume offers an important assessment of the complex dynamics at play in managing risk and informing public health decisions. Providing thought-provoking analysis of the implications for future health communication policy and practice, this book is primarily suitable for academics and graduate students interested in understanding how public health communication has changed. It may also be useful to health care professionals.

Journalism, Science and Society

Science Communication Between News and Public Relations

Author: Martin W. Bauer,Massimiano Bucchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134187297

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1872

Analyzing the role of journalists in science communication, this book presents a perspective on how this is going to evolve in the twenty-first century. The book takes three distinct perspectives on this interesting subject. Firstly, science journalists reflect on their ‘operating rules’ (science news values and news making routines). Secondly, a brief history of science journalism puts things into context, characterising the changing output of science writing in newspapers over time. Finally, the book invites several international journalists or communication scholars to comment on these observations thereby opening the global perspective. This unique project will interest a range of readers including science communication students, media studies scholars, professionals working in science communication and journalists.

The new precision journalism

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 4715

How to Read a Paper

The Basics of Evidence-based Medicine

Author: Trisha Greenhalgh

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 1405139765

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 7302

How to Read a Paper is one of the bestselling texts on evidence-based medicine, used by health care professionals and medical students worldwide. Trisha Greenhalgh’s ability to explain the basics of evidence-based medicine in an accessible and readable way means the book is an ideal introduction for all, from first year students to experienced practitioners. This is a text that explains the meaning of critical appraisal and terms such as 'numbers needed to treat', 'how to search the literature', 'evaluate the different types of papers' and 'put the conclusions to clinical use'. New features of the third edition include: New discussion putting evidence-based medicine into the current context, with more emphasis on patient perspectives Increased coverage of qualitative research in evidence-based medicine New information on literature sources and search mechanisms

A Field Guide for Science Writers

Author: Deborah Blum,Mary Knudson,Robin Marantz Henig

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195174984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

View: 9675

This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.

European Science Editing

Bulletin of the European Association of Science Editors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science publishing

Page: N.A

View: 7340

Newsletter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication in science

Page: N.A

View: 8424

BMJ

British Medical Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7922

Getting the Story

An Advanced Reporting Guide to Beats, Records, and Sources

Author: Henry H. Schulte,Marcel P. Dufresne

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 459

View: 7873

The text provides excellent coverage of the theory and mechanics of public affairs reporting, as well as a concise review of the history, background and traditions of the field. the primary focus is on practical skills and strategies - navigating through the operations of government and private institutions, develop sources, and mine public records.

Healthcare Communication

Author: Bruce Hugman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 7319

This is a training manual on communication for healthcare professionals. This text is a practical training manual on communication and how to establish sound, professional, practical, rewarding relationships which will support effective therapy and enhance patient health and morale. General chapters are included on effective communication and developing communication skills and then more focused chapters contain the specifics of dealing with, for example, complaints, critical care, death and dying, grieving relatives and then also written communication, personal communication such as presentat

Encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics

Author: Carl Mitcham

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028658339

Category: Science

Page: 2378

View: 2272

This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

RTD Info

News Roundup on EC Research and Technological Development Programmes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Research

Page: N.A

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Spectra

A Bi-monthly Publication of the Speech Association of America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Speech

Page: N.A

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Tell Me No Lies

Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs

Author: John Pilger

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407085700

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 638

Tell Me No Lies is a celebration of the very best investigative journalism, and includes writing by some of the greatest practitioners of the craft: Seymour Hersh on the My Lai massacre; Paul Foot on the Lockerbie cover-up; Wilfred Burchett, the first Westerner to enter Hiroshima following the atomic bombing; Israeli journalist Amira Hass, reporting from the Gaza Strip in the 1990s; Gunter Wallraff, the great German undercover reporter; Jessica Mitford on 'The American Way of Death'; Martha Gelhorn on the liberation of the death camp at Dachau. The book - a selection of articles, broadcasts and books extracts that revealed important and disturbing truths - ranges from across many of the critical events, scandals and struggles of the past fifty years. Along the way it bears witness to epic injustices committed against the peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor and Palestine. John Pilger sets each piece of reporting in its context and introduces the collection with a passionate essay arguing that the kind of journalism he celebrates here is being subverted by the very forces that ought to be its enemy. Taken as a whole, the book tells an extraordinary 'secret history' of the modern era. It is also a call to arms to journalists everywhere - before it is too late.

Shaking the Foundations

200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America

Author: Bruce Shapiro

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 9781560254331

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 3906

Great investigative journalism is present-tense literature: part detective story, part hellraising. This is the first anthology of its kind, bringing together outstanding (and often otherwise unavailable) practitioners of the muckraking tradition, from the Revolutionary era to the present day. Ranging from mainstream figures like Woodward and Bernstein to legendary iconoclasts such as I. F. Stone and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, the dispatches in this collection combine the thrill of the chase after facts with a burning sense of outrage. As American history, Shaking the Foundations offers a you-are-there chronicle of great scandals and debates as reporters revealed them to their contemporaries: Jim Crow and financial trusts, migrant labor and wars, witch-hunts and government corruption. As journalism, these readings—from writers as diverse as Henry Adams and Ralph Nader, Lincoln Steffens and Barbara Ehrenreich—are a source of inspiration for today's muckrakers. For the general reader, Shaking the Foundations reveals investigative journalism as a storytelling force capable of bringing down presidents, freeing the innocent, challenging the logic of wars, and exposing predatory corporations. Other selected contributors include Henry Adams, John Steinbeck, Upton Sinclair, Edward R. Murrow, Rachel Carson, Jessica Mitford, Susan Brownmiller, Anthony Lukas, Neil Sheehan, Drew Pearson, and Jack Anderson.