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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.™

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Missie Thurston

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

Recent Posts


climate change or global warming

October 22, 2020

Is It Climate Change or Global Warming? And Why Does it Matter?

October 22, 2020 —In the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic, the world is also witnessing an existential climate crisis play out in real time. The incidence of heatwaves, droughts, flooding, winter storms,...

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infant morbidity

September 10, 2020

The Sad Truth About U.S. Maternal Morbidity and What Can Be Done

September 10, 2020 —Our country’s maternal mortality rates (MMR) may not be top of mind right now, while our nation struggles to overcome COVID-19, an economic recession, systemic racism, and climate change. But...

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human causes of climate change

August 27, 2020

The Unique Impact On Girls: Human Causes of Climate Change

August 27, 2020 —When it comes to climate change, women bear a disproportionate amount of the burden. Natural disasters, heat waves, droughts, sea level rise, environmental degradation, and other human causes of...

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Visual Storytelling PMC's Approach

August 20, 2020

Visual Storytelling: PMC's Approach vs. Abroad Initiatives

August 20, 2020 —Humanity is facing a dizzying number of challenges around the globe, ranging from climate change and an influx of refugees to food insecurity, water scarcity, and infectious diseases. For individuals...

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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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A happy girl reading a book.

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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