Cancer World Newsletter - Best Reporter: Challenging the sceptics with stories of hope Print
Journalists can’t treat cancer. But they can help change attitudes about the need and the possibilities for others to do so. This is what radio journalist Joanne Silberner did with a series of reports from Haiti, Uganda and India, broadcast by Public Radio International, in which doctors and patients tell their stories about the suffering cancer causes and about the low-tech cost-effective ways they are using to tackle it. In this Best Reporter article, Joanne talks about why she chose to cover this topic and about the people she talked to.

  • Have you read anything in a newspaper, magazine or online recently that stands out as an important contribution to raising awareness about cancer and promoting informed discussion about prevention, treatment, research or the challenges of living with the disease?
  • Can you think of any journalist with a particularly good track record of writing about cancer?
If so, please nominate them for ESO’s 2014 Best Cancer Reporter Award, so we can acknowledge their valuable work and encourage more quality media coverage of cancer. You can read the article here. Nomination forms can be downloaded here.