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Facebook's other problem: How the company blocks the spread of legitimate stories

In its effort to prevent the proliferation of fake news, does Facebook, at times, swing too far in the other direction? Read more >


How California health departments are advancing health equity: Lessons learned on community, collaboration, and communication

New case studies show how much progress California health departments have made toward addressing racial and health inequities through innovative solutions, community power-building, and effective communication. More >


5 ways advocates can use Twitter to elevate the link between racism and childhood trauma

Trauma and racism are closely linked, but is that message coming through on social media? A new analysis from BMSG reveals gaps in conversations about these social justice issues and highlights opportunities for making the connection clear. Read more >  


How has news coverage of gun violence changed since Columbine?

BMSG's head of research, Pamela Mejia, discusses what aspects of coverage have changed — and stayed the same — since Columbine, what details are often missing from the news on gun violence, and how journalists and advocates can do more to show that prevention is possible. Read more >


The forgotten victims of officer-involved shootings

As other forms of gun violence dominate the news, officer-involved shootings remain underreported. Read more >


Beyond reading, writing and arithmetic: Lessons in media advocacy from a first-grader

After a 6-year-old learns about the importance of civic engagement, her mom reflects on even bigger lessons — for her daughter and herself. Read more >


5 steps public health can take to tell the health equity story of opioid use

It's being described as a public health crisis, but is news coverage of the opioid epidemic advancing public health goals? Read more >


Big Data and the transformation of food and beverage marketing: What can public health advocates do about it?

A recent commentary published in Critical Public Health explores how six cutting-edge digital marketing techniques may be undermining public health efforts to improve nutrition and reduce obesity. Read more >


ACEs in the news: How can advocates communicate more effectively about childhood trauma?

Communicating about ACEs can be challenging, even for public health advocates who are familiar with the lifelong impact of trauma. So how can we help the public and policymakers understand the importance of this issue? New BMSG research offers insights. Read more >


Top 10 public health and social justice media bites of 2017

These salient quotes grabbed our attention, made us think differently about important issues and provided inspiration amid the year's chaotic — and often downright depressing — news. Read more >


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