Why media representations of corporations matter for public health policy: A scoping review

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September 2, 2017

Mass media play a crucial role in shaping people's understanding of the causes of, and solutions to, ill health. In this article, BMSG's Lori Dorfman and colleagues review existing media studies on debates surrounding non-communicable diseases (NCD), with a special focus on how groups that increase NCD risk — tobacco, alcohol, processed food and soft drink corporations — are portrayed in media coverage. The paper also examines how corporate actors try to influence the way NCDs are framed in the news and identifies gaps in research.

View the full article in BMC Public Health.

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