Medical journalism: Another way to write about science

Can you be both a medical writer and a medical journalist? Yes, but it involves a change in mindset. For example, the information required in an academic conference abstract is very different from that...

East Africa: When ‘heart-broken’ scientists stop talking to journalists; who will intervene?

Editor Recently, as countries commemorated World Malaria Day, there was an emerging controversy in East Africa on the safety of bed nets used in the fight against malaria—news was beginning to spread very fast, following...

Why medical doctors can’t escape the media, testimony from BMJ

By Cath Janes, for  BMJ Managing the Media : Media handling is not part of medical training, but talkig to the press can often come with the job.Cath Janes takes you through what...

The Potential for Medical Journalism in Kenya

Before landing in Kenya, my doctor had me get shots for typhoid, tetanus, cholera, yellow fever, and meningitis. He also gave me malaria pills. One in every fifteen Kenyans has AIDS. Nairobi is home...

Medical journalism: Another way to write about science

By Jo Whelan, Textpharm Ltd, Oxford, UK jo@textpharm.com  Abstract True journalism differs from public relations and uncritically reproducing press releases. It involves doing background research into the context surrounding the finding being reported, seeking comments from independent...

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