Gary Schwitzer: The Agenda-Setting Role of Health Journalists Some journalists say that their role and responsibility is no dierent in covering health information than it is in covering politics, business, or any other topic. ese journalists say that their primary concern is accurate, clear reportingthey are less concerned about the consequences of their story once it is published . But that approach may result in shoddy journalism and potential harm to the public . I assert that it isn’t sucient to be accurate and clear when covering health news. Journalists have a responsibility to mirror a society’s needs and issues, comprehensively and proportionally . Often that doesn’t happen in health news.
|Title of host publication||Mass Communication: Issues, Perspectives and Techniques|
|Editors||Jason R. Detrani|
|Publisher||Apple Academic Press|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2011|