• Medicine
  • Published 2006

SPECIAL ARTICLE Local Television News Reporting of Kidney Disease

  title={SPECIAL ARTICLE Local Television News Reporting of Kidney Disease},
  author={Jonathan B. Jaffery and Lynn M. Jacobson and Kenneth M. Goldstein and James M. Pribble},
● Background: Local television is the primary news source for the majority of Americans. This study aims to describe how local news reports on kidney disease. Methods: Using our searchable database of health-related late local news segments from 2002, we identified stories with the key words kidney, hypertension, blood pressure, or diabetes. This database is a representative sample of the late local news on 122 stations in the 50 largest US media markets, comprising 60% of the population. The… CONTINUE READING