By Tiffany Fields on February 16, 2016

How Do We Get Better at Talking About Prevention? Findings and Implications from an Analysis of Sexual Violence in the News

Sexual violence appears in the news nearly every day – but do solutions? How can victim representatives, practitioners and other spokespeople shift the media conversation to focus on preventing sexual violence?
Pamela Mejia and Laura Nixon of Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) discuss answers to these questions and the release of the report on how sexual violence is framed in news coverage. Explore strategies for creating news about prevention and improving the coverage of sexual violence overall.

This workshop was part of the Prevention Track at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference that held September 2 – 4 in Los Angeles, CA. View the conference materials including workshop handouts and slides here. The Prevention track was sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

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