Practicing Medicine & Practicing Journalism

By Brian 

“Five years after CNN hired him as a medical correspondent with no previous TV experience,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta “had full-time job offers from several broadcast networks,” Howard Kurtz says.

“He signed a part-time deal this month with CBS News while remaining at CNN. Gupta also spends nearly half his time teaching at Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine and performing surgery at its affiliated hospital.”

More: “Keeping a foot in both medicine and journalism has its advantages but can also create conflicts. Gupta recalls CNN asking him to cover the case of an Emory whistle-blower raising questions about its hospital and concluding that ‘I just don’t think it’s right for me to cover that.'” Here’s the rest…