BMSG In The News

by Lori Dorfman | Voices for a healthy future
Sunday, May 1, 2005

How should public health advocates answer challenging arguments from companies that produce harmful products? These arguments often put responsibility for those harms squarely on the individual. BMSG director Lori Dorfman shows how public health practitioners and their allies can take steps to reframe that message.

by Lori Dorfman | SFGate
Saturday, March 6, 2004

BMSG's Lori Dorfman responds to an article that attempts to discredit physicans' concerns about the obesity epidemic.

by John McManus, Lori Dorfman | Adviser Update
Monday, December 1, 2003

A child has a greater chance of being killed by lightning than in school. But you'd never know it from the flood of news coverage the followed the Columbine school shooting. An analysis of those articles as well as coverage of youth violence in general reveals what is missing from and what is overly hyped in stories on youth and crime. BMSG director and former BMSG researcher John McManus explain their study and its implications in this article.

by Lori Dorfman, John McManus | San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, May 4, 2003

The Laci Peterson killing drew reporters from around the globe, but what about other violence against women? Most doesn't meet today's standards of newsworthiness for crime because it's not dramatic together. In this article, BMSG director Lori Dorfman and Stanford University's John McManus offer research showing that the process for selecting what is or isn't newsworthy is systemically flawed, especially when it comes to covering violence against women.

by Lori Dorfman | San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, February 22, 2003

BMSG's Lori Dorfman calls for investments in workable alternative energy sources to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and lesson our dependence on oil.

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