BMSG In The News

by Mike Weisser | Mike the Gun Guy
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mike Weisser summarizes new BMSG research on news portrayals of gun violence and refers to the report as a "significant and necessary contribution to helping the gun-control community figure out how to effectively frame their narratives about gun violence."

by Lisette Hilton |
Monday, May 14, 2018

Nurse representation in media coverage has not improved in the last 20 years, found researchers from the George Washington University School of Nursing and Berkeley Media Studies Group. "One place where nurses were conspicuously absent — where they were neither mentioned nor quoted — was in news about health care policy," BMSG Senior Media Researcher Laura Nixon said.

by Lori Dorfman | Sacramento Bee
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Following Stephon Clark's tragic death at the hands of police, BMSG Director Lori Dorfman makes the case that California's windfall from marijuana taxes should be used to "rectify the devastation that old marijuana laws wrought in certain Sacramento neighborhoods." Then, she writes, the state and nation can "learn and follow."

by Robin Kurzer | Marketing Land
Monday, April 9, 2018

A coalition of 23 consumer, privacy, and public health groups, including the Center for Digital Democracy and Berkeley Media Studies Group, have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging YouTube with violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and failing to even to try to comply with COPPA. The action follows increased scrutiny of how companies like Google (which owns YouTube) and Facebook are handling consumer data. This issue received extensive media coverage, including in TechCrunch and The New York Times.

by Eileen Drage O'Reilly | Axios
Monday, March 26, 2018

Seventy-six percent of sports sponsors promoted food and drinks with a low nutrient profile, and 52 percent showcased sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. "The marketing association with sports is especially insidious because it gives the product a 'health halo' distracting from its health harms," said BMSG's director Lori Dorfman.

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