Sensationalized story of stranger danger? A true reflection of the impact of abuse by our inner circle? Or a focus on prevention? - What does the media portray? The Berkeley Media Studies Group researched a specific period in time to see what the media was writing about with regards to child sexual abuse and we'll talk with the lead researcher to understand her findings and discuss the impact of those findings.
Diane Cranley Interviews:
Pamela Mejia - Pamela graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in human nutrition. She received a master's degree at UC Berkeley Biochemistry in 2006, and a Master's in Public Health in 2010. Pamela's interest in how the media shapes public health discussions lead her to join the Berkeley Media Studies Group as a research associate in 2010. She has spoken on BMSG's 2011 analysis of child sexual abuse in the news at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, as well as at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting.