BMSG In the News

by Fernando Quintero | San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the country's most awe-inspiring landmarks -- one that enhances the holidays. But, as Fernando Quintero points out, adding a much-needed suicide prevention barrier to save lives -- particularly during a time that, for many, is filled with despair -- would make it all the more meaningful.

by Lisa Aliferis | The California Report
Friday, December 16, 2011

BMSG's Lori Dorfman is quoted in this article, saying she is "bitterly disappointed" with Congress' recent decision to align themselves with industry instead of with parents.

by Andrew Cheyne | San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, December 12, 2011

In this letter to the editor, BMSG's Andrew Cheyne discusses the importance of creative local policymaking in reducing and reversing childhood obesity.

by Edward Schumacher-Matos | NPR
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reporters and editors often avoid stories on child sexual abuse except when a case enters the criminal justice system. They also tend to sanitize their descriptions of such abuse, using terms like "molest" and "inappropriate sexual behavior" and rarely speaking of "rape." NPR's ombudsman discusses these and other findings from BMSG's recent study: Case by case: News coverage of child sexual abuse.

by Lori Dorfman | The New York Times
Saturday, November 26, 2011

When reporting on sexual assault, journalists should use language that helps readers understand precisely what happened, which often means calling a rape a rape.

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