TaglineA watchdog for health care journalism
Year Founded2006
Type or CoverageScience
Type or CoverageOther
CitySt. Paul
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)11-20
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsFoundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.
Mappin LocationSt. Paul - Minnesota
Principal StaffGary Schwitzer
DescriptionThe job of a health care reporter is to provide accurate objective coverage of the health care industry. Yet in Gary Schwitzer’s opinion that rarely happens in the American media. “The marketing forces in health care are so overwhelming even good journalists may not realize they’re being sold a bill of goods when they are” says Schwitzer a former news reporter for CNN and current journalism professor at the University of Minnesota. “There is a shocking number of single sourced stories and stories that rely largely on news releases.”
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