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Majority of health journalists don't have specialized training

Amanda Hinnant and Maria Len-Rios, researchers at the Missouri School of Journalism, conducted a national survey and found that the majority of health journalists have not had specialized training in health reporting and face challenges in communicating new medical science developments.

Of the journalists surveyed, only 18 percent had specialized training in health reporting and only 6.4 percent reported that a majority of their readers change health behaviors based on the information they provide.