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Journalists often make mistakes when reporting on data such as opinion poll results, federal jobs reports and census surveys because they don’t quite understand — or they ignore — the data’s margin of error.
As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina, reporters who are covering the storm can expect to contend not only with the weather, but also an onslaught of mis- and disinformation.
Cancer incidence and mortality rates are on the decline in the U.S., but not for everyone. Socioeconomic disparities are widening, especially for preventable cancers, according to new research published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
The seasonal ritual of snow-shoveling carries with it broader and more significant public health risks than that of the proverbial aching muscles. Though many serious injuries, hospitalizations, and deaths result every year from shoveling in the United States, scarce attention is paid to proper rules of safety.
Be wary of parachute journalism. And also parachute research.
A new study in the British Medical Journal serves as an example for all journalists who swoop in and out of academic papers without much care.
The Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia is a hub for heroin dealers and users on the East coast.
Many readers of Journalist’s Resource fall into one of two camps: hardworking journalists and hardworking academics. Recently, in hopes of providing an opportunity for the two groups to learn from each other, we posed two questions in our weekly newsletter.
The national electorate often is framed in terms of partisan or generational divides. But there’s another important polarization of the electorate to consider: the health divide.