BMSG In The News

by Marjie Lundstrom | Sacramento Bee
Thursday, February 20, 2003

Intimate partner violence is commonplace, yet it is rarely newsworthy enough to make headlines. This article highlights research from the Berkeley Media Studies Group report Distracted by Drama, an analysis of all the articles on intimate partner violence that appeared in the Los Angeles Times and San Jose Mercury News in 2000.

by Lori Dorfman | Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Violence has many causes and many solutions. Handgun availability is one of them, and reducing this variable helped contribute to the dramatic decline in violence during the 1990s.

by Sonja Herbert | Los Angeles Times
Thursday, July 25, 2002

Preschool is a key part of the U.S. educational system, yet parents are expected to shoulder the full financial burden. Legislators should be jumping to fix this.

by Joel Ervice | San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, April 17, 2002

BMSG's Joel Ervice challenges a tobacco company spokesman's claim that our nation's $157.7 billion annual cost in smoking-related medical bills and productivity losses is meaningless. Ervice puts the figure in perspective, showing that it is three times the U.S. government's yearly spending on education.

by Iris Diaz | San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, April 17, 2002

The tobacco industry reaps profits while passing off the social costs of its deadly products to taxpayers, says BMSG's Iris Diaz in this letter to the editor.

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