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THE STATE OF HEALTH JOURNALIST TRAINING AND EDUCATION: AN EXPLORATORY QUALITATIVE STUDY

dc.contributor.advisorGarza, Mary A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLivengood, Jamie Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T06:04:23Z
dc.date.available2015-09-18T06:04:23Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2PM02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17120
dc.description.abstractHealth journalism critiques have often attributed shortcomings to inadequate training of health journalists, but few researchers have examined the educational opportunities available to health journalists. The purpose of this study was to explore how specialized education and training activities impart skills critical to performing health journalism. Eighteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with health journalists and health journalism educators. Interviewees identified skills critical to health journalism and described educational opportunities available to help specialists hone those skills. Educational opportunities vary in depth of coverage of science- and health-related subjects. Interviewees discussed the challenges of obtaining health journalism training and education weighed against benefits of such activities. Interviewee perceptions and experiences echo concepts from science journalism sociology literature, and align with theoretical media influence models. Findings indicate that opportunities exist to target public health messages through health journalists, and public health communicators may find partners for collaboration in health journalism educators.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTHE STATE OF HEALTH JOURNALIST TRAINING AND EDUCATION: AN EXPLORATORY QUALITATIVE STUDYen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPublic and Community Healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledJournalismen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHealth educationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhealth communicationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhealth journalismen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhealth journalism educationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhealth journalist trainingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledjournalism educationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpublic health journalismen_US


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