BMSG In The News

by Robin Abcarian | Los Angeles Times
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Berkeley, California, has succeeded in passing a tax on sugary drinks. The win comes in spite of the soda industry's history of underhanded tactics, detailed in previous BMSG research, used to defeat such measures.

by Lisa Aliferis | KQED's State of Health
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Voters in Berkeley have passed the nation's first soda tax focused on prevention and improving kids' health. In doing so, BMSG Director Lori Dorfman explains, the city continues its long history "of being first to a new cause that's later embraced more broadly." This article also appeared on Southern California Public Radio.

by Dana Woldow | Beyond Chron
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Berkeley has led the nation in passing the first excise tax on sugary beverages. BMSG's Lori Dorfman joins other public health professionals in explaining why other communities will follow suit.

by Elisa Batista |
Monday, September 15, 2014

The soda industry has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to defeat a soda tax in Berkeley. To raise awareness of such tactics and to make the case for a tax on soda, MomsRising recently co-sponsored an educational panel featuring BMSG Director Lori Dorfman, among others.

by Jessica Mendoza | GlobalPost
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Media portrayals of sexual violence often perpetuate misleading stereotypes. However, BMSG Senior Media Researcher Pamela Mejia says a positive shift may be happening -- one that points to the need for prevention and holds institutions accountable for their role in fostering (or preventing) abuse.

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