Chicago Tribune racks up another award for series exposing autism quackery

7 Jul

The Chicago Tribune has earned honorable mention from the The Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism for its year-long series on unproven and potentially harmful “treatments” for autism.

Reporters Trine Tsouderos, Patricia Callahan, and George Papajohn “courageously challenge doctors who peddle alternative autism remedies to parents desperate for help,” said Casey’s press release “Through inquisitive, fact-based reporting, the series exposes the flimsy science behind the anecdotal testimonials that underpin uncontrolled experimentation on children.”

The prestigious Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism have recognized exeptional coverage of disadvantaged children, youth and families since 1994. The Tribune previously won recognition from the Association of Health Care Journalism for the same series.

Congratulations to the Chicago Tribune for their unbiased and well-informed coverage.

2 Responses to “Chicago Tribune racks up another award for series exposing autism quackery”

  1. Margaret Romao Toigo July 7, 2010 at 19:36 #

    Well deserved.

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