BMSG In The News

by Lori Dorfman | San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, September 25, 1997

A recent Chronicle article makes clear the link between violence and poverty in Richmond, Calif. But, writes BMSG director Lori Dorfman, it leaves too many questions unanswered, namely, What are some potential solutions?

by Bill Boyarsky | Los Angeles Times
Monday, September 15, 1997

While covering an LA-based liquor store for his regular column, one reporter set aside his preconceived notions of reporting on such places and took a note from BMSG's Reporting on Violence: a Handbook for Journalists, which recommends that journalists treat violence as an epidemic and investigate its causes, not just its aftermath.

by Derrick Z. Jackson | Boston Globe
Wednesday, September 10, 1997

A study from Berkeley Media Studies Group, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that 55 percent of news stories on youth involved violence, and 68 percent of stories about violence involved youth -- numbers that bear no resemblance to real rates of crime involving youth.

by Lori Dorfman | Prevention Pipeline
Monday, September 1, 1997

Stories on alcohol rarely appear on network TV, local TV or in newspapers. There are several reasons why we should be concerned about the dearth of news on alcohol, which BMSG director Lori Dorfman explores in this article.

by Katie Woodruff | San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, August 15, 1997

By focusing on educating women about the risks of rape drugs, Attorney General Janet Reno's campaign to fight such drugs essentially holds women responsible for preventing their own rape. Instead, she should be focused on stopping men from raping in the first place.

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