Magazine article The Quill

Schwitzer, Foundation Launch Health Web Site

Magazine article The Quill

Schwitzer, Foundation Launch Health Web Site

Article excerpt

SPJ member Gary Schwitzer of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in collaboration with the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, launched HealthNewsReview.org (http://healthnewsreview.org) on April 17.

The Web site is the first U.S. online service expressly designed for journalists and consumers who want reliable, unbiased analysis and evaluation of healthcare news articles that make claims about treatments and procedures. By reviewing health news stories in the mainstream news media, the goal of the Web site is to improve health journalism, which in turn will produce higher-quality health news and information disseminated to consumers.

To be eligible for review, an article must be relevant to the management and prevention of disease and must make claims about treatments, procedures or tests. …

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