The Problems of Health Journalism (Storify-ed)

Yesterday I wrote a post pondering a perennial topic in health journalism: How do journalists capture what's new about a study without hyping its relevance in the general scheme of things? How do we avoid the embarrassing flip-flopping of health headlines?

The response from readers, both on the blog and on Twitter, has been robust and helpful. I created a Storify of the Twitter conversation and posted it below; I'll try to update if/when the discussion continues. I also want to recommend two related resources:

--Ed Yong's recent talk about his career in science journalism, in which he explains why he has veered away from reporting ...

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