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Join BMSG at APHA 2016

Headed to Denver for this year's annual meeting of the American Public Health Association? Be sure to check out BMSG's presentations and posters, featuring highlights from a wide range of our latest research. Read more >


What's missing from news coverage of violence?

The news media have historically presented a distorted view of violence — one that ignores the role of the community conditions that foster it and overlooks prevention. Advocates can use a new BMSG study to broaden the conversation and show that community safety is achievable. Read more >


Kill Em With Soda: An open letter to Selena Gomez and other pop stars shilling sugary drinks

The aggressive target marketing of a product that disproportionately impacts youth of color is not only a public health issue; it's a racial justice issue — one that celebrities should join health advocates in fighting. Read more >


What Philadelphia's soda tax can teach us about health framing

Although Philly's soda tax will ultimately benefit health, the tax wasn't framed that way. What, then, does this mean for other cities looking to tax soda? Read more >


Whose voices are missing from news coverage of soda taxes?

In this Q&A, Dr. Vicki Alexander, who helped lead Berkeley, California's successful soda tax campaign, discusses the importance of elevating community voices in public health battles and shares lessons for other cities looking to regulate sugary drinks. Read more >


Three compelling ways to visualize how much sugar is in soda

As soda taxes — and opposition to them — continue to attract media attention, the challenge for advocates is to stay in control of the conversation. These creative visuals can help. Read more >


Why Trump's manipulation of the media is more serious than many journalists care to admit

The media's inflated news coverage of Donald Trump has major implications for politics and the health of our democracy. Read more >


Soda wars: What advocates can learn from Berkeley vs. Big Soda's social media campaign

A new case study from BMSG and our partners at JSI examines the campaign that helped drive the passage of Berkeley's soda tax and offers suggestions for how advocates can best utilize social media to support other sugary drink tax efforts. Read more >


Media advocacy in the age of Trump

As he races for the Republican nomination, how is Donald Trump shaping public discourse and what does this mean for advocates' messaging efforts? Read more >


Top 10 public health media bites of 2015

Each year, advocates use well crafted media bites to make their policy issues relatable to readers and reporters — and to produce outrage or prompt action. Here are BMSG's top picks for 2015. Read more >


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