Media and health – further resources

Reporting on Diabetes: A Guide for Journalists
Guidelines produced by Diabetes UK, September 2012.

Reporting manual on HIV/AIDS
Guide from the Kaiser Family Foundation, December 2010.

Guidelines for Reporting HIV
Advice for editors and journalists writing about HIV in the UK from the NAT, June 2010.

Reporting the Swine-Flu outbreak
Tipsheet by John Pope, published by the Dart Center, May 2009.

Guidelines for reporting HIV
Produced by the National AIDS Trust and the National Union fo Journalists, 2007.

Start the Press: How African communities in the UK can work with the media to confront HIV stigma
Report by Panos London & African HIV Policy Network (AHPN), launched on 8 November 2007.

Journalists Guide to Climate Change
A guide to the information and disinformation from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Beyond the oozone layer
By Eleni Andreadis and Joe Smith, published in British Journalism Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2007.

Actions Speak Louder…
Mental Health Foundation report on stigma, including the media & mental health, May 2006.

WHO Handbook for journalists: Influenza Pandemic
Guidance for journalists reporting on avian flu, from WHO, updated December 2005.

Don’t dumb me down
Ben Goldacre, of badscience.net, laments poor reporting, The Guardian, 8 September 2005.

Guidelines on science and health communication
Produced by the Social Issues Research Centre, with the Royal Society & the Royal Institution.

Code of conduct for editors of biomedical journals
Produced by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors
Produced by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Code of ethics for biomedical communicators
Produced by the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).

An e-guide to science communication
A resource from the Science and Development Network.

Journalists and doctors – different aims, similar constraints
Report from 2001 on how medical issues are reported by the mass media.

Relying on experts
Articles by Dr Petra Boynton on medical research and experts quoted in the media.