What is newsworthy? Longitudinal study of the reporting of medical research in two British newspapers.

@article{Bartlett2002WhatIN,
  title={What is newsworthy? Longitudinal study of the reporting of medical research in two British newspapers.},
  author={Christopher Bartlett and Jonathan Sterne and Matthias Egger},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2002},
  volume={325 7355},
  pages={81-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the characteristics of medical research that is press released by general medical journals and reported in newspapers. DESIGN Longitudinal study. DATA SOURCES All original research articles published in Lancet and BMJ during 1999 and 2000. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Inclusion of articles in Lancet or BMJ press releases, and reporting of articles in Times or Sun newspapers. RESULTS Of 1193 original research articles, 517 (43%) were highlighted in a press release and 81 (7… CONTINUE READING