How NTP Controlled Coverage of Cell Phone Cancer Story
Much of the press coverage of the final NTP cell phone/cancer report was lousy. This time, the NTP seems to have wanted it that way.
Reporters were given very little notice to join the NTP teleconference on the release of the report. Nor was there much time to prepare a story for publication.
I [Dr Lousis Slesin - ed] received an email at 10:45 am on October 31 for a teleconference at 2 pm that same day. Many reporters missed the advisory and the call. Editors had little time to assign the story.
Attendance on the teleconference was spotty. Most of the major media outlets were missing. The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, ABC News, CBS News, Bloomberg, Associated Press and Science were all absent. Most of them had been on the last two calls on NTP’s cell phone/cancer study.
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