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Do you want to be the respondent #200?
If so, hurry up! Also thanks to the note published by the World Federation of Science Journalists on its website, we are very close to reaching that goal (but we won’t stop there, for sure). Continue reading
«Know thyself, science writer»: in a time of crisis that is bringing deep changes in the media landscape and according to many is putting science journalism “under threat”, the association “Science Writers in Italy” just launched an online survey asking science journalists from all over the world – and especially from Europe – to dedicate a few minutes of their busy time to help sketch the profession as they live it. Continue reading
Italian journalist argues against pharma-sponsored press event
By Amelia Beltramini
During my stay in England at the European conference on health journalism co-sponsored by AHCJ and Coventry University, one issue caught my attention.
The discussion turned to press events sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. It was argued that accepting invitations had advantages, such as savings in travel expenses, accommodations and conference registration fees.
Some participants argued that these goodies came with no side effects, provided that the report of the conference published by the journalist would close with a disclaimer that the author was a guest of the company. Readers should understand what this implies.
I strongly disagree with this opinion for five reasons:
We have just received this letter from the European Commission for Health and Consumers:
The Directorate General for Health and Consumers is pleased to announce you that the 3rd edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists was launched on the 30th of March and the submission deadline is set on the 24th of July 2011.
The prize aims at stimulating high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and patients’ rights. The scope of topics ranges from Alzheimers to vaccination and a special prize will be awarded to the best article on smoking cessation. The dedicated website in 22 languages is http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/journalist_prize/2011/index_en.htm
The first European “Health in the Headlines” Conference organised by UK colleague John Lister with the sponsorship of the Association of Health Care Journalists will take place at the Coventry University on June 23rd and 24th.
Among the many oustanding speakers, there will be Gary Schwitzer, Ivan Oransky, Trudy Lieberman, Françoise Clouzeau and AHCJ’s President Charlie Ornstein.
We wish the organisers and speakers the best success!