Medicine, the media and political interests.

  title={Medicine, the media and political interests.},
  author={Wendy Lipworth and Ian B Kerridge and Bronwen M Morrell and Catriona M F Bonfiglioli and Rowena Forsyth},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={38 12},
The news media is frequently criticised for failing to support the goals of government health campaigns. But is this necessarily the purpose of the media? We suggest that while the media has an important role in disseminating health messages, it is a mistake to assume that the media should serve the interests of government as it has its own professional ethics, norms, values, structures and roles that extend well beyond the interests of the health sector, and certainly beyond those of the… CONTINUE READING
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