Media coverage of sexual violence affects our ideas about the problem and what to do about it. Is coverage of Cosby improving or impeding our understanding of this critical public health issue? Read more >
Public health issues have been a dominant part of the news this year, and advocates played a major role in shaping their coverage. Out of these efforts emerged many memorable media bites. Here are 10 of BMSG's favorites.
2014 saw several high-profile stories about violence dominating news cycles. BMSG's Lori Dorfman discusses how the media have handled those stories, the role of race in news coverage of violence, and what's missing from the picture. Read more >
Berkeley's landslide victory in passing a tax on sugary drinks, along with other cities' recent efforts to do the same, reveals some do's and don'ts in developing strategic media advocacy campaigns. Read more >
The words we use to describe public health issues can open people up to new ideas or reinforce old ways of thinking, undermining advocates' efforts to make the case for policies that support health. Here are three common phrases that may be doing the latter. Read more >