As part of Journalism.co.uk's 'So you want to be a…’ video series exploring the different specialisms within the journalism industry, we spoke to Deborah Cohen, an award-winning health and science journalist, who has reported for Panorama, Newsnight, Channel 4 News and Dispatches, to name a few.
Having gained a medical and surgical degree before entering the journalism industry, she got appointed as the British Medical Journal’s investigations editor.
In her role, Cohen has had a particular focus on health reporting, from highlighting false claims by sports drinks manufacturers, to going undercover to show how EU authorities would be prepared to allow a fake hip prosthesis with dangerous design flaws onto the market.
Listen to this week's podcast, as Cohen tells us the benefits and challenges that come with holding the medical industry to account.
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