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How marketers target communities of color with junk food and sugary drinks

At a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee meeting, BMSG's Fernando Quintero testified on the tactics food and beverage companies use to target communities of color with unhealthy products. The committee heard — and later recommended for adoption — three new sugary drinks bills at the June 1, 2015 meeting. Read more >


Pushing back against beverage industry marketing and exploitation

New California legislation would help combat diabetes in the communities that are the most affected by the disease — and the most targeted by sugary drink companies. Read more >


How personal responsibility framing undermines efforts to improve public health

The "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" myth is pervasive in our culture and in the media. Here's how advocates can reframe the conversation to better support health. Read more >


What's missing from news coverage of emergency contraception?

New BMSG research found that coverage so focused on the political controversy surrounding emergency contraception that it left real women's voices out of the conversation. Read more >


Talking about #trauma: How conversations about childhood adversity are shared on Twitter

Twitter is changing how people communicate all over the world — what are the implications for talking about childhood trauma? Read more >


Using social math to support your policy issue

How advocates can make dense data meaningful for reporters, policymakers and the public. Read more >


What do media portrayals of Bill Cosby mean for prevention?

Media coverage of sexual violence affects our ideas about the problem and what to do about it. Is coverage of Cosby improving or impeding our understanding of this critical public health issue? Read more >


Top 10 public health media bites of 2014

Public health issues have been a dominant part of the news this year, and advocates played a major role in shaping their coverage. Out of these efforts emerged many memorable media bites. Here are 10 of BMSG's favorites.


Violence and the media in 2014: Q&A with Lori Dorfman

2014 saw several high-profile stories about violence dominating news cycles. BMSG's Lori Dorfman discusses how the media have handled those stories, the role of race in news coverage of violence, and what's missing from the picture. Read more >


5 lessons in media advocacy from battles with Big Soda

Berkeley's landslide victory in passing a tax on sugary drinks, along with other cities' recent efforts to do the same, reveals some do's and don'ts in developing strategic media advocacy campaigns. Read more >


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