Conflicts of Interest and Hyperbole: Nutrition in the Media
Hampl, Jeffrey S., Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
Food and nutrition issues are popular news topics and have been occurring in the media with increasing frequency, yet few journalists are trained specifically in health reporting. Training in health science may be an approach to pique students' interest and maintain enrollments. Currently, health reporters say that lack of training is the biggest obstacle they face professionally; as a result, health news is often superficial, exaggerated, and not balanced. Providing training in health sciences to undergraduate journalism and mass communication students will give future health reporters the solid foundation they need to communicate health news effectively to the …
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Publication information: Article title: Conflicts of Interest and Hyperbole: Nutrition in the Media. Contributors: Hampl, Jeffrey S. - Author. Journal title: Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. Volume: 58. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2004. Page number: 364+. © Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Winter 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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