NYS Health’s Event Recap: Reporting in the ‘Fake News’ Era: A Conversation With Health Reporter Charles Ornstein
On September 11, 2017, NYSHealth hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Ornstein, senior reporter covering health care at ProPublica, for a wide-ranging conversation about the evolution of journalism and health care.
Mr. Ornstein spoke about how journalists break through the clutter of a growing, unfiltered social media landscape; what they need and want from health care experts and other sources; and some of the consequences of growing distrust of the media.
Mr. Ornstein emphasized the importance of fact-checking, both within news rooms and by external watchdogs such as FactCheck.org and PolitiFact. . .