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Population Media Center Blog

We love to tell stories, share news, and explore ways to create a sustainable planet with equal rights for all. We are AN ENTERTAINMENT ORGANIZATION THAT CHANGES LIVES.™

Find blog posts below and other publications listed to the right. We invite you to suggest blog ideas!

Missie Thurston

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Missie Thurston is Director of Marketing & Communications at Population Media Center.

Recent Posts


community action

August 13, 2020

Community Action: Prioritizing Voices Close to Home

August 13, 2020 —Most for-profit companies go out of their way to gather and implement customer feedback in order to increase profits, strengthen buyer loyalty, and expand their customer base. So why doesn’t every...

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nonprofit media

July 23, 2020

What Impact Are Nonprofit Media Organizations Having On Big Issues?

July 23, 2020 —Mass media has seeped into nearly every aspect of our lives, for better or worse. Globally, people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day with some form of media—whether that’s TV, radio, social media,...

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vulnerable girl

July 2, 2020

Exploring The Correlation Between Female Empowerment and Global Sustainability

July 2, 2020 —The development community uses the term “female empowerment” frequently. Very frequently. The topic has spawned a million fundraising initiatives and social media posts. But the idea behind female...

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humanitarian crisis

June 18, 2020

Population Growth: A Humanitarian Crisis That Needs Our Attention

June 18, 2020 —Humanity is facing a wide variety of serious crises, some of which threaten our very existence, including environmental degradation, hunger, and water scarcity. Niger is a prime example of the tragic...

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June 11, 2020

3 Reasons Why Embracing Women's Rights Helps Achieve Sustainability

June 11, 2020 —At first glance, gender equality and environmental sustainability might appear to be separate, but equal, issues. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that these two issues are interlocked.

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behavior change for good

May 28, 2020

How Educational Entertainment Creates Behavior Change For Good

May 28, 2020 —If a megaphone were to broadcast an important message around the world, do you think it would instantly change people’s behavior for good? Not likely. Standalone PSAs such as “Don’t litter” or “Don’t...

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May 7, 2020

Equal Rights Advocates Have An Impact On Our Planet’s Sustainability

May 7, 2020 —Although the issues of equal rights and environmental sustainability may appear distinct, they are actually closely related. In fact, a direct connection exists between greater equality for women and...

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April 16, 2020

The Theory of Change for a More Sustainable World (Creating Change in a Community)

April 16, 2020 —On the road to achieving large-scale change, it can be helpful to lock in your destination first and work backward to figure out the most logical and effective solutions. At least that’s the thinking...

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October 1, 2019

#ClimateStrikes: A Movement Against Collapse that Calls Out All of Us

October 1, 2019 —Greta Thunberg doesn’t want to lead this movement. She doesn’t want to be the leader of the climate change crusaders. She doesn’t want to be the tip of the spear. She doesn’t want to be a hero. She...

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March 19, 2019

Helping Each Woman Tell #HerStory: Women’s History Month

March 19, 2019 —It was the start of eighth grade. I sat in a row of the uncomfortable chairs and desks, just like everyone else. When my history teacher asked, “Does anyone notice anything peculiar about the word...

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