Community Conversations and Speed Networking

June 19, 2021

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

Here’s what you can do

June 19, 2021

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

Welcome to the Center

June 16, 2021

The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting has been created to explore the hypothesis that changing the way journalists and news organizations report on gun violence can prevent shootings and save lives. We propose that empowering people with lived experience will be a critical next step in changing the narrative from law enforcement and criminal justice to more productive perspectives including public health, evidence-based responses and prevention. The secret sauce behind our work includes three groups of people: journalists who report on gun violence locally and nationally, researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines and community representatives with extensive lived experience. At present we are developing a new journalism network, partnering on new three-year research collaborative and making plans to refine and expand our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Read More

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