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Andrew Holtz

Portland, OR
Covers:  media portrayals of health & medicine, public health, medicine, health policy, media ethics, health, health care, medical tv shows

House MD vs Reality, Medical Sci. of House, Real Grey’s Anatomy, fmr CNN Med. Corr.,

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Former CNN Medical Correspondent Andrew Holtz is an independent journalist. He wrote “The Medical Science of House, M.D.” , “The Real Grey’s Anatomy” and “House M.D. vs. Reality”. Holtz was medicine in the media columnist for Oncology Times. A video series reporting and analyzing health news is a...

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@lifeafterdawn You, too. The tone of my comments apparently did not come across as intended.
@lifeafterdawn Wow. Not trying to argue. Just responding to your request for explanation. Now I wish I hadn’t.
@lifeafterdawn CJR article: local TV news ‘if it bleeds, it leads’ (hardly a new critique) Tweet immediately following CJR article in my feed is a local TV news reporter promoting a story about a shooting. I point to the coincidental juxtaposition. Was that really too obscure?
@lifeafterdawn Who said anything about making shit up? The CJR is largely about how local news overly relies on crime stories. Having spent decades in TV news, I know what media staging is.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Unpaid: KZSU-FM Stanford; reporter > News Director. Paid: KENI-TV (now KTUU) Newschannel 2, Anchorage, Alaska; reporter/anchor.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

In the early days of CNN, we used portable manual typewriters in the field. The scripts were couriered with tapes to bureaus or feed points.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Can't think of any.