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Media, medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry

Welcome to a public lecture by professor Daniel C. Hallin, University of California San Diego

Place: Pilestredet 48, auditorium P173 Date and time: Tuesday 28. March 2017 11:15 - 12.15

Media stories of health and illness are everywhere and at no other time has there been such vast amounts of health information available on multiple platforms. The steady stream of health stories not only inform and educate, they invite us to engage, identify and act. Stakeholders, ranging from individual patients to interest groups, medical professions, health authorities and pharmaceutical industry, communicate through the media to forward their interests. Hence the media shape how illness, health and medical treatment are perceived, defined, valued, prioritized and organized. In their new book – Making Health Public (2016) – Daniel C. Hallin & Charles L. Briggs offers unique insight into the significance and complexity of what health news does and how it is created in the US today.

Professor Daniel C. Hallin gives an open talk on Tuesday March 28, 11:15-12:15. The event is organized by the INDEX research group (HIOA) and the research project Health Communication Regimes (ISF/HIOA/UIO). 

Contact Tine Ustad Figenschou (tine.figenschou@hioa.no) if you have any questions.