BMSG In The News

by Larry Peiperl | PLOS Blogs
Friday, November 16, 2018

BMSG's Pamela Mejia was among several presenters at this year's annual meeting of the American Public Health Association who addressed gun violence prevention. Mejia noted that the way the media report on the issue — with a focus on firearm injuries as isolated events — can limit broader action by absolving governments and institutions of accountability.

by Shiva Stella | Public Knowledge
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Berkeley Media Studies Group is among the organizations urging members of Congress to pass privacy legislation that ensures fairness, prevents discrimination, advances equal opportunity, protects free expression, and facilitates trust between the public and companies that collect their personal data.

by Jake Goldstein-Street | The Daily
Thursday, November 1, 2018

In a presentation to students at the University of Washington, BMSG Director Lori Dorfman introduced students to the ways in which news coverage can highlight or obscure the role of our environment — and government — in influencing health.

George Washington University
Friday, October 12, 2018

Nurses continue to be underrepresented as sources in health news stories despite their increasing levels of education and expertise, found new research from BMSG and the George Washington University School of Nursing's Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. The research, a replication of the 1997 "Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media," discovered that nurses were identified as sources in just 2 percent of health news coverage and mentioned in 13 percent of health news coverage overall.

by Heather Gehlert | Civil Eats
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

This article for Civil Eats highlights a recent case study from BMSG, which shows how advocates in Sacramento are using a combination of community organizing, strategic communication, and policy change to make the city's farm-to-fork movement more equitable and just.

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