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Does It Matter Who Writes Medical News Stories?


  • Amanda Wilson
  • Jane Robertson
  • Patrick McElduff
  • Alison Jones
  • David Henry


David Henry and colleagues review Australian news stories over a five-year period to assess whether quality is associated with who wrote the story: a specialist health journalist or a non-specialist.

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  • Amanda Wilson & Jane Robertson & Patrick McElduff & Alison Jones & David Henry, 2010. "Does It Matter Who Writes Medical News Stories?," PLOS Medicine, Public Library of Science, vol. 7(9), pages 1-5, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:plo:pmed00:1000323
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000323

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    1. Fadi El-Jardali & Lama Bou Karroum & Lamya Bawab & Ola Kdouh & Farah El-Sayed & Hala Rachidi & Malak Makki, 2015. "Health Reporting in Print Media in Lebanon: Evidence, Quality and Role in Informing Policymaking," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 10(8), pages 1-19, August.
    2. Joseph W Taylor & Marie Long & Elizabeth Ashley & Alex Denning & Beatrice Gout & Kayleigh Hansen & Thomas Huws & Leifa Jennings & Sinead Quinn & Patrick Sarkies & Alex Wojtowicz & Philip M Newton, 2015. "When Medical News Comes from Press Releases—A Case Study of Pancreatic Cancer and Processed Meat," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 10(6), pages 1-13, June.

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