Grim milestones: More than 200 people have been shot this month in Philadelphia, more than 1,000 shooting victims have been reported so far this year and city data now show more than 10,000 people wounded or killed by gunfire since January 1, 2015. Read More
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This is no time to celebrate. Gun violence is raging in Philadelphia and many American cities with no end in sight. But today marks one year since launching the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting, we owe you an update and we are pleased to report that progress is good in terms of hitting our strategic goals, especially while working our way through the pandemic and related challenges. Read More
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced last week that the city will dedicate more than $150 million this year to reduce violence. Philly anti-violence activists are hopeful about new funding for prevention efforts. Read More
Up the Block is here to connect people in Philadelphia with information on recovering from shootings, keeping young people safe and holding local leaders accountable. The new site from The Trace levels up an effort that first emerged following the Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit we organized shortly before the pandemic. Read more: Philadelphia journalists respond following a mother’s call to action
Fifteen Philadelphia-based journalists were invited to spend a day with 30 residents from the core communities impacted by gun violence in the city, most of whom had lost several loved ones. The gathering was convened by The Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting in a first step toward informing a new set of best practices for journalists covering the issue and exploring the impact of news coverage on levels of violence. Read More
What if changing the way journalists and news organizations report on gun violence could prevent shootings and save lives? To help us find out, please consider supporting The Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting. Read More