Beth Daley is a senior investigative reporter and senior trainer at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR), a non-profit based at Boston University and the public television/radio station WGBH. Prior to NECIR, Daley was a reporter for many years at The Boston Globe, focusing primarily on science and the environment. She has won numerous national journalism awards including a Knight Journalism Fellowship and being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
In this podcast, Beth Daley talks with Helen Osborne about:
- The different forms of journalism including newspaper reporting, enterprise stories, and in-depth investigations.
- Challenges ahead for journalists and health literacy when communicating about complicated new topics, such as genomics.
- Ways that non-journalists can be discerning consumers of health and health news.
- Types of stories that may be of interest to journalists.
More Ways to Learn:
- New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR), http://necir.org
- “The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie,” a look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/spotlight-movie
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), http://www.cdc.gov
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters: 13, 27, 31, 40
Read a transcript of this podcast.
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