Survey of health journalists finds roadblocks to information at federal agencies

The first survey to focus on the newsgathering experiences of health care journalists has found that the federal government often blocks access to information, supporting assertions that the Obama administration has failed to keep its promise of transparency.

The Association of Health Care Journalists asked its members about access to information at all levels of government. Respondents were more likely to seek information from federal agencies than from state or local governments – and they were more likely to encounter roadblocks at the federal level.  Continue…