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Taking the Temperature: The Future of Global Health Journalism

February 10, 2011

Examines trends in coverage of global health issues in mainstream and specialized media, challenges determining amounts and types of coverage, prospects for independent journalism funding, and implications for journalistic integrity and informing policy.

A Reporter's Guide to U.S. Global Health Policy

March 30, 2010

Provides basic information and data on the main diseases and conditions prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, U.S. government funding for global health, major policy issues, and initiatives among U.S. and international agencies and multilaterals.

Coverage of Health News, Jan-June 2009

July 29, 2009

Examines how the media covered health issues during the first six months of the Obama administration; the topics most reported on; variations among print, television, radio, and online media; and differences from the coverage seen in 2007 and 2008.

The State of Health Journalism in the U.S., March 2009

March 12, 2009

Based on a literature review, a survey of healthcare journalists, and interviews, examines the effects of changes in the news media on its coverage of health issues and the impact of these trends on consumers. Explores challenges and implications.

Health News Coverage in the U.S. Media: January 2007-June 2008

November 24, 2008

Examines how the media covered health and health policy issues: the extent to which health was part of the news agenda and the 2008 primary campaign coverage, the topics most reported on, and variations among print, television, radio, and online media.

Evolution of an Epidemic: 25 Years of HIV/AIDS Media Campaigns in the U.S.

June 1, 2006

Traces the development of national public education campaigns, from those aimed at raising general awareness, to treatment and prevention. Looks at the role played by entertainment media, including more recent initiatives focusing on the global pandemic.

A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

December 1, 2005

Examines available research, and arguments by proponents and critics, of electronic educational media use by young children. Examines educational claims in marketing and provides recommendations for developing research and product standards.

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