Certification workshop feedback, outcomes and next steps
02.16.24: PCGVR director Jim MacMillan and Alaina Bookman of AL.com discussed our recent Gun Violence Prevention Reporter Certification Workshop in this webinar hosted by the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Master class on gun violence prevention reporting
02.09.24: PCGVR research director Dr. Jessica Beard joined this National Press Club webinar with Jennifer Mascia from The Trace and Abené Clayton of The Guardian, moderated by Kaitlin Washburn of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Chicago Sun-Times: Covering Firearm Violence — How journalists can reframe their reporting.
Steeped in journalism, lived experience and academic research
01.10.24: The core team behind The Second Trauma, our new collaborative short documentary, was invited to speak in Philadelphia at the Crime Coverage Summit organized by the Radio Television Digital News Association and National Press Foundation, with support from Arnold Ventures. Scroll down to watch trailer from The Second Trauma and learn about screening opportunities.
The Second Trauma tour is underway. Request a screening now.
We are on the road now, visiting colleges, universities, journalism conferences, newsrooms and other organizations. To request an exclusive screening and expert panel discussion, visit: thesecondtrauma.net
The Second Trauma is a short documentary produced in collaboration between the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University and the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting. This 28-minute film led by PCGVR newsroom liaison and gun violence survivor Oronde McClain takes us to people who we need to listen to, Philadelphians who have been impacted by the record setting violence that plagues our city. Through tears and lived experience they give a road map on how the media, journalism students and those who consume news, can do better.
A new two-year, $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health builds on previous research from PCGVR research director Dr. Jessica Beard, pictured at top, right above during a meeting of our research collaborative in 2022. She will be joined in the study by Prof. Jennifer Midberry at Lehigh University, seated at left above and Prof. Christopher N. Morrison at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. READ MORE
We had a breakout year in 2023, leveraging new and renewed funding to expand our staff, convene more events, provide support to more than 80 community experts and professional journalists, collaborate with more than 30 organizations, publish our first study and share findings from more. YEAR IN REVIEW
The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting was launched to explore the hypotheses that changing the way some journalists and news organizations cover gun violence can prevent shootings and save lives. Since then, our research collaborative has refined this focus by identifying harmful reporting practices, asking what best practices would look like and how they could be implemented. Now, we have organized our work into three closely-aligned programs:
Our community reporting project empowers people impacted by gun violence to report on root causes, lived experience and possible solutions from the community perspective. Credible Messengers are paired with advanced professional journalists to learn from each other and leverage their combined authority to produce and distribute independent news reports. READ MORE
We facilitate an interdisciplinary research collaborative that is exploring the intersection of gun violence, impacted communities and the media. Our Director or Research Dr. Jessica Beard presented our work last spring at the SAVIR conference in Washington. Dr. Jennifer Midberry presented at ICA in Paris. READ MORE
What does the most ethical, impactful and empathetic reporting look like when covering community gun violence? We collaborate with journalists, community representatives and other experts to advance reporting practices. READ MORE