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From tragedy to action: Using media advocacy to advance gun violence prevention legislation

How one advocate helped pass 11 gun violence prevention bills in the aftermath of the country's deadliest mass shooting. Read more >


The Fourth Estate and the 45th president: Four ways journalists can help hold Trump accountable

Amid unprecedented challenges from Trump and his incoming administration, here are four steps journalists can take to preserve the integrity of the Fourth Estate and its crucial role as watchdog in a functioning democracy. Read more >


Shifting the media conversation on affordable housing

In this Q&A, the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Tram Nguyen discusses how the department has used media advocacy to illuminate the link between housing and health. Nguyen also offers insights for advocates and reporters looking to improve coverage. Read more >


Top 10 public health media bites of 2016

Every day, BMSG monitors the news to understand how public health issues are circulating in mainstream and social media. As we do our daily news scans, memorable media bites often catch our eye. Here are 10 of our favorites from 2016. Read more >


Does news coverage of opioids reinforce stereotypes about addiction?

How does the news frame the opioid epidemic? Preliminary findings from a BMSG news analysis provide insight and lay the groundwork for additional research questions, including whether the news may fuel stereotypes and, thus, stymie prevention efforts. Read more > 


Leaked Coca-Cola emails reveal an opportunity for advocates

Internal Coca-Cola documents show that taxing sugary drinks and reducing marketing to kids are among the regulatory actions that concern the company the most — precisely because of their effectiveness. Now, it's time for advocates to turn up the heat. Read more >


Join BMSG at APHA 2016

Headed to Denver for this year's annual meeting of the American Public Health Association? Be sure to check out BMSG's presentations and posters, featuring highlights from a wide range of our latest research. Read more >


What's missing from news coverage of violence?

The news media have historically presented a distorted view of violence — one that ignores the role of the community conditions that foster it and overlooks prevention. Advocates can use a new BMSG study to broaden the conversation and show that community safety is achievable. Read more >


Kill Em With Soda: An open letter to Selena Gomez and other pop stars shilling sugary drinks

The aggressive target marketing of a product that disproportionately impacts youth of color is not only a public health issue; it's a racial justice issue — one that celebrities should join health advocates in fighting. Read more >


What Philadelphia's soda tax can teach us about health framing

Although Philly's soda tax will ultimately benefit health, the tax wasn't framed that way. What, then, does this mean for other cities looking to tax soda? Read more >


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