Medicine in the Media Course
The 2013 Medicine in the Media course has been cancelled due to sequestration.
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About the Medicine in the Media Course
The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) presents a training opportunity to help develop journalists' and editors' ability to evaluate and report on medical research. The course examines the challenges and opportunities inherent in the process of communicating the results of medical research to the public. It stresses an evidence-based approach and re-examines common beliefs about medicine. Participants leave with a better understanding of how to interpret and evaluate research findings, how to select stories that hold meaning for the public, and how to place a science story in its appropriate context.
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The course curriculum builds on the best of prior years' offerings to create an intensive learning experience with hands-on application. The course faculty includes experts in medical research and medical journalism. Sessions are interactive and incorporate journalists' special perspectives on the public's need for useful medical knowledge.
There is no fee for the course, and accommodations are provided. Space is limited and priority is given to credentialed, working health journalists in the mass media whose primary audience is the general public. Participants should be eager to develop skills and knowledge necessary for good medical and health reporting.