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Salud America!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Shortly after the launch of Coca-Cola's "Share a Coke and a Song" campaign, which features hit songs to promote the product, Berkeley Media Studies Group and other health organizations have taken to Twitter to spread the truth about soda consumption. The groups are posting images of Coke bottles bearing song titles like "Killing Me Softly" and are asking advocates to amplify the message using the hashtag #ShareACoke.

by Lori Dorfman | The New York Times
Monday, April 18, 2016

In this letter to the editor, BMSG's director Lori Dorfman stresses that when shaping policy, advocates and researchers should be careful not to focus on a single variable — like race — and should instead pull back the lens and examine all of the various intertwined social determinants of health.

by Heather Gehlert | AlterNet
Friday, March 18, 2016

Writing for AlterNet, BMSG's Heather Gehlert discusses the media's inflated coverage of Donald Trump and what this means for public opinion and the health of our democracy.

by Sally J. Laskey | National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Monday, September 28, 2015

How can journalists report ethically on sexual violence? This blog post contains several tips, based on research from BMSG.

by Carolyn Heneghan | Food DIVE
Friday, September 25, 2015

Celebrity endorsements are a common marketing strategy among food and beverage companies. BMSG researcher Andrew Cheyne says such endorsements, particularly those from professional athletes, can send mixed messages to kids about health.

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