OK, so I received a journalism award from a major pharmaceutical company whose practices we may all question at times. Does accepting this award mean that I am somehow "in" with the Big Pharma crowd, receiving perks left and right? Hell no.
Yesterday I received the following email from a long-time reader:
You've been honest, forthright, and sincere in your weblog to date. I will continue to read it so long as you maintain the journalistic credibility you have earned.
Hence, I feel you should fully disclose to your audience to what extent you are recompensed, both financially and with products.
And I do hope your efforts are rewarded. You have earned your recompense, in my opinion. I simply ask that you disclose it publicly.
Until I die, it's likely you and I will continue to share this hormone deficiency. So I will continue to look forward to your insights. Thank you for bringing so much knowledge to my life for so long.
I do accept (selected) advertising here, and -- like any good publication -- am hoping to earn enough through that channel to at least break even.