Media Coverage of Health Issues

No Health Insurance Is Hard. No Phone? Unthinkable.

Location:
Springville, UT, United States
Recommendation:
2

As the health care debate thundered away in Washington, Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) stirred up a social media squall by suggesting that uninsured Americans should invest in their own health care “rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love.”

Can Social Media Tracking Make Medication Safer?

Location:
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD, 20993-0002, United States
Recommendation:
1

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating how valuable social media posts -- complaints about a certain drug’s side effects, for instance -- could be used in the regulatory process.

Why Kim Kardashian's Instagram Post Was In Violation of FDA Rules

Location:
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD, 20993-0002, United States
Recommendation:
1

Kim Kardashian may be a marketing genius who has built one of the world’s most successful celebrity brands -- but when the Food and Drug Administration came knocking at her door, she knew to listen.

Warren Braren Urged Ban on Broadcast Tobacco Ads

Location:
New Milford, CT, United States
Recommendation:
2

Warren Braren, a reformed smoker who helped trigger a congressional ban on tobacco advertising on television and radio in 1970 by blowing the whistle on broadcasters’ lax self-regulation.

New Analysis Finds the Affordable Care Act Mentioned in 14% of This Year’s Political Ads

Location:
Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
1

About 14 percent of political ads in all races airing in 2014 through October 15 mention the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare or any of the law’s specific provisions, mostly in a negative way, a new Kaiser Family Foundation study finds.

The Internet is Not Harming You. Here’s What’s Harmful: Fearmongering About the Internet

Recommendation:
1

Google makes us dumb, Facebook numbs us, and cell phones pull us apart? Nonsense. It’s time to counter the narrative. Our brains changed to meet the challenge of driving cars. They changed so we could dance to recorded music. Now we are witnessing more change, and our brains will change again. Yes, change can be scary. But it's what we're built for.

Is Obamacare on the rebound? Media turn to positive stories.

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Bit by bit, the media narrative around the travails of Obamacare and its main enrollment vehicle, HealthCare.gov, is starting to look up. Or to put it more precisely, it is no longer so crushingly negative.

What Americans Learned from the Media About the Health Care Debate

Location:
Project for Excellence in Journalism, 1615 L Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

After helping define the Obama presidency for almost a year, health care reform largely disappeared as a subject in the American news media as it wended its way through the legal system to the Supreme Court. When it was a major story, however, most of the coverage focused on the politics of the bill rather than the substance of the legislation. And the language and framing of the issue favored by the bill’s Republican critics was far more prevalent in the news coverage than the language and framing favored by Democrats supporting the bill, according to research conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Immigrant Media Making, New Voices for Community Health

Location:
Benton Foundation, 1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

This report offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. It explains the value of immigrant media making as a tool in community building and leadership development.

Pennsylvania TV station will continue to air controversial ad

Location:
Moosic, PA, 18507, United States
Recommendation:
1

The top-rated television station in Northeastern Pennsylvania has decided to keep airing a campaign commercial that rips Rep Paul E Kanjorski (D-PA) for supporting the nation's health-care reform law.

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