The research is funded with a newly announced $5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
Associate Professor Rebekah Nagler and John & Elizabeth Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality Danielle Brown are part of an important research team looking to provide rapid response media messaging research to promote health and racial equity. Nagler and Brown join School of Public Associate Professor Sarah Gollust, along with researchers from Cornell University and Wesleyan University. The research is funded with a newly announced $5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
According to the School of Public Health: "The researchers will investigate how media sources portray racial and health inequality in social safety net policies and a variety of other health and racial equity-related issues. They will measure the impact on the public and policymakers made by stories designed to advance social change, and will share findings on evidence-based communication strategies that can accelerate support for targeted investments for improving health and racial equity. Finally, they will establish a model for effective research-practice partnerships so that accurate information can rapidly enter the nation’s media ecosystem."
The effort was also recently highlighted in Science Magazine: Rapid response media research will promote equity.