Four-fifths of network stories on drugs exclude industry view

Chris Roush

Chris Roush is the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He was previously Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a former business journalist for Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is the author of the leading business reporting textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and "Thinking Things Over," a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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  1. March 5, 2008

    […] The UNC School of Journalism reports statistics from a study that examined how the media handles stories related to prescription drugs. From 132 newscasts aired on ABC, NBC, and CBS, the Business & Media Institute found that 80% of the stories excluded the industry perspective altogether, not even asking the company for a statement on matters directly relating to their product. […]

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