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Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @garyschwitzer , or uses our project handle, @HealthNewsRevu . A few years ago, the website Hairpin.com posted a photo essay that captured a slice of the silliness of some stock photo collections. Under a headline, but with no other words, there were simply 19 photos that matched the headline, “Women Laughing Alone With Salad.”But salad silliness isn’t limited to stock photo images.
Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. 44 years ago he wanted to be a sports reporter, partially because of his love for stats (as seen in this post). However, he is often disappointed by innumerate health news coverage. This year-end report card from HealthNewsReview.org is for those of you who love numbers. We have now systematically reviewed nearly 2,500 news stories, nearly 500 PR news releases, and published more than 2,600 blog posts.
Gary Schwitzer is the publisher who founded HealthNewsReview.org nearly 12 years ago. Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor. They have worked together on this project, in changing roles, for seven years. This is the first of six year-ender pieces we have planned to wrap up 2017. In this first of the series we’ll provide an overview of highlights (or lowlights) of what we observed in reviewing media messages about health care every day in our 11th year.
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