Does Health News Reporting Leave Consumers Out in the Cold?
Fever Pitch: Does Health News Reporting Leave Consumers Out in the Cold?
Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus
The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law is partnering with the Society of Professional Journalists, the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Minnesota News Council to produce this program for the SPJ’s Town Hall Meeting Series. The purpose of the meetings is to increase dialogue between the public and the press.
“Fever Pitch: Does Health News Reporting Leave Consumers Out in the Cold?” will feature a presentation by Gary Schwitzer, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. He will be joined by a panel of reporters who will discuss the ethical challenges of covering developments in health news.
Susan Albright, MinnPost.com
Jeff Baillon, FOX-9 News
Dave Hage, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Hansel, Rochester Post-Bulletin
Jeremy Olson, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Jane E. Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law and Silha Center Director, University of Minnesota, will serve as moderator for this program. The Forum will include an opportunity for audience Q&A.