Power of the media – how to translate Cochrane health evidence to inform the public
Science Talks – An Educational Webinar Series from Wiley for Journalists
Drinking coffee may prevent liver cancer. Eating blueberries and walnuts may help reduce risk of dementia. These are just a couple of headlines that bombard consumers in print, on TV and online. How can readers be sure that the information they read or hear is accurate? They must rely on news outlets to provide honest, trustworthy information. But, what if the journalist is using questionable sources or doesn’t fully understanding the scientific data?
AHCJ members have access to the Cochrane Library as well as all health science titles published on Wiley Online Library. With this benefit, you can read millions of articles from more than 1,500 journals, including Cochrane Library, Cancer, Journal of the American Heart Association and more.
In situations when reporters are uncertain about sources or interpreting the science, AHCJ can help! We provide ongoing training and support for new and seasoned health reporters. We are pleased to partner with Wiley on a new series of webinars called Science Talks that are brought to you by The Wiley Network.
The first webinar, Science Talks with Cochrane will take place on May 22 at 11 a.m. ET. In this session, Power of the Media – How to Translate Cochrane Health Evidence to Inform the Public, media will learn:
How to use the Cochrane Library to support news stories covering important health subjects;
What sets Cochrane evidence aside from other types of health-related studies;
Why Cochrane evidence has rigorous quality standards;
The role of media in helping to translate medical evidence to help consumers make informed health decisions.
Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health.
Cochrane produces reviews which study all of the best available evidence generated through research and make it easier to inform decisions about health. These are called systematic reviews.
Cochrane is a not-for profit organization with collaborators from more than 130 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Our work is recognized as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information. Find out more at www.cochrane.org. Follow us on twitter @cochranecollab.
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