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Mar 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The CBC won three awards in the 2013 Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's health reporting awards. 

Feb 19, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Journalists often work on stories that interest them, and sometimes that interest can be personal. So how do you separate your story from the story you’re writing? Ishani Nath explains how she wrote an article about oncologists while waiting in her mother’s hospital room as she battled cancer. 

Nov 26, 2013 - Posted by Cecil Rosner

A multi-year battle for the release of records relating to the death of children in care finally enabled reporters Karen Kleiss of the Edmonton Journal and Darcy Henton of the Calgary Herald to report an investigative series on the death of 145 children in Alberta. Kleiss reports how they got this story. 

Nov 22, 2013 - Posted by Mary-Katherine Boss

A recent article in The Globe spoke about a man's "miracle" recovery from spinal arthritis, but several issues were raised regarding the article's headline choice and lack of balance. Sylvia Stead agrees that the article was misleading. 

Oct 21, 2013 - Posted by Bruce Gillespie

Trudy Lieberman, past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists in the U.S., will be visiting Winnipeg as a Fulbright Scholar and guest of EvidenceNetwork.ca. Lieberman currently covers health and the coverage of health for the Columbia Journalism Review and blogs at CJR.org. She will share her thoughts on health journalism.

Oct 09, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Featuring Trudy Lieberman, past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists in the U.S. and guest of the Evidence Network of Canadian Health Policy, along with Globe and Mail public health reporter André Picard. The Forum will explore topics such as public health reporting and how it serves the public interest; how research evidence is used by journalists in reporting; and what researchers can do to support evidence-based reporting. Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Sep 12, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

CBC wins three heath reporting awards, followed by L’actualité with two awards, from the Canadian Medical Association.

Apr 16, 2013 - Posted by Nicole Blanchett Neheli

Journalists tell stories every day, but what happens when a journalist becomes the story? Here in J-source, Global Toronto's Mark McAllister describes the events leading up to his much publicized on-air seizure; how he dealt with the media scrutiny that followed; and why a medical condition doesn't stop a reporter from being a reporter.

Apr 10, 2013 - Posted by Fred Vallance-Jones

When the CBC's Fifth Estate came calling for information on Canada's hospitals, the provinces responded with a collective "no."  Data journalism editor Fred Vallance-Jones says it happens all too often.

Aug 01, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Reporting on mental illness in all its complexity is a hard thing to do well, especially in an if-it-bleeds-it-leads media environment. Chelsey Burnside looks at where Canadian journalists and news organizations are coming up short when they cover mental health stories and how they can do better to get the answer to that elusive fifth W.

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Health and Medical Journalism

edited by MEREDITH LEVINE

This section looks at how the media covers health and medical issues and debates. It also provides tools for journalists to better evaluate health and medical research, practice and policy.

Meredith Levine is a lecturer at University of Western Ontario, after having worked as a producer at CBC National Radio Current Affairs for over a decade. Her research focuses primarily on journalism ethics, health care ethics, patient preferences and values, and communication and disability.

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