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Medical news reporting: establishing goodwill and cooperation

Jack R Herman and John A T Morgan
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (4): 195-196.
Published online: 15 August 2005

Each side needs to appreciate the other’s agenda

Media doctor, an attempt by a group of medically well informed people to monitor and rate medical news reports, is a welcome initiative. It aims to improve the standard of health and medical reporting in Australia’s press and the media in general. Whether it can do that, even if expanded to Australia-wide coverage, is a moot point, but well worth considering.

  • Jack R Herman1
  • John A T Morgan2

  • Australian Press Council, Sydney, NSW.

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