Archive of ‘Journalism’ category

So you want to get your story on TV…

I recently wrote a blogpost about how to pitch and get the attention of TV producers to get your health story on national television. This is in no way reflective of NBC viewpoints, but purely what I have observed during my four months here so far (four months already?! Where has the time gone?) Since […] Read more…

For young women, melanoma is on the rise

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/46933002 I’m getting to put my journalism skills to use! I wrote an article for msnbc.com on Monday about the 6-fold increase in melanoma incidence in the past 40 years. The final video is above and my article can be found here:http://dailynightly.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/02/10987650-for-young-women-melanoma-rates-on-the-rise While I was writing, I really felt like I could hear Professor Brenner’s […] Read more…

#Kony2012: An amazing example of a social media campaign

By now I’m sure you have heard of Joseph Kony, the terrifying Ugandan warlord who spearheads the Lord’s Resistance Army. He has abducted over 30,000 children in Northern Uganda, and continues to wreak havoc in African countries through surprise massacres – he even instructed troops to attack churches where families were congregating for Christmas Eve […] Read more…

ADHD and Ritalin: are we overmedicating our kids?

Today Show producer Kerri Z. interviewing Dr. Koplewicz as camera man makes adjustments This past week I went on my first shoot with Kerri to the Child Mind Institute, where we interviewed Dr. Harold Koplewicz, a prominent child and adolescent psychiatrist. He had written a response piece defending ADHD medications after Dr. Alan Sroufe’s “Ritalin Gone […] Read more…

Norovirus attacks cruise ships and schools

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/46348304 After hearing of hundreds of students being hospitalized at Rider and nearby Princeton University, Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s Nightly News team decided to make a story out of it. Not just a growing problem at school campuses, Norovirus is also notorious for bringing cruise ships to dock early. In the past month there have been […] Read more…

Does your doctor check blood pressure in both arms?

Last week we did a crosstalk with Dr. Nancy and Brian Williams about how differences > 10 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure between the right and left arms could be a signal of peripheral vascular disease. I want to use this simple news segment as an example of what I do on a regular […] Read more…

Narativ: Making Storytellers out of Everyday People

Yesterday night I had the pleasure of attending Storytelling Night at the University Settlement, put on by Narativ. Narativ is a consulting group that has perfected out of extensive research and experience the best storytelling strategies to get your point across effectively. I heard about this experience through Brett from Open Society Institute, since several […] Read more…

Do Obesity and Diabetes Reflect on One’s Character?

Today there was considerable controversy over Dr. Snyderman’s comments on Paula Deen and Governor Chris Christie on “The Professionals”, as evidenced by hundreds of comments on Dr. Snyderman’s Facebook. Dr. Nancy: Paula Deen’s behaivor is egregious As some background, Paula Deen is the famous Southern Cooking chef who for many years has packed her recipes […] Read more…

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