Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Author(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Research Area: Health; Media, telecommunications, and information
Keywords: journalism; survey; health
Type: Fact sheet
Coverage: United States
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.
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