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Survey of AHCJ Members, March 2009

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Author(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health promotion)
Media, telecommunications, and information (Journalism and the news)

Keywords: journalism; survey; health

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

A survey of members of the Association of Health Care Journalists about the future of health care journalism reports the tremendous turmoil and huge cutbacks that are roiling the news business have created increasingly challenging conditions with staff cutbacks, less time for reporting, fewer resources for training, and more pressure to produce short, quick-hit stories. But even in the face of these difficult circumstances, AHCJ members have a cautiously optimistic view of the direction in which health journalism is headed.