Much like Bobby, when I was 7, I liked to dress like a boy and to do stuff. I even went by a boy name, Bobby. For me, this turned out to be a phase. One year after the Tucson shooting, one of the deadliest school mass shootings in recent history occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The attack left 20 children and six adults dead. Obama attended the vigil in the town’s high school.
Objective: To assess whether media advocacy activities implemented by the Florida Tobacco Control Program contributed to increased news coverage, policy changes and reductions in youth smoking.Methods: A content analysis of news coverage appearing in Florida newspapers between 22 April 1998 and 31 December 2001 was conducted, and patterns of coverage before and after the implementation of media advocacy efforts to promote tobacco product placement ordinances were compared. Event history analysis was used to assess whether news coverage increased the probability of enacting these ordinances in 23 of 67 Florida counties and ordinary least square (OLS) regression was used to gauge the effect of these policies on changes in youth smoking prevalence.Results: The volume of programme related news coverage decreased after the onset of media advocacy efforts, but the ratio of coverage about Students Working Against Tobacco (the Florida Tobacco Control Program’s youth advocacy organisation) relative to other topics increased. News coverage contributed to the passage of tobacco product placement ordinances in Florida counties, but these ordinances did not lead to reduced youth smoking.Conclusion: This study adds to the growing literature supporting the use of media advocacy as a tool to change health related policies.
We have said that this space, for this week, is intended to be for womyn who were born female, raised as girls and who continue to identify as womyn. This is an intention for the spirit of our gathering, rather than the focus of the festival. It is not a policy, or a ban on anyone.
When Jamaican Usain Bolt blazed to glory at the Beijing Olympics, he was feted as the hero his tainted sport had been crying out for. He took a new world record in the 100 meters with a speed of 9.69 seconds and in the 200 meters with 19.30. But it was not just his speed but his personality that brought a breath of fresh air to drug marred athletics, with the smiling, fun loving athlete playing up to the crowds by dancing on the track after his wins and happily signing autographs..