BMSG In The News

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.

by Wendy Davis | MediaPost
Monday, August 13, 2018

BMSG was one of 20 groups that signed on to a letter asking lawmakers to reject industry requests to water down the state's new privacy law. The rules, which will take effect in January of 2020, allow consumers to learn what personal information businesses hold about them, and to opt out of the sale of that information.

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."

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