Philadelphia Gun Violence Memorial

August 23, 2021

Now through Thursday: 1,700 vases have been placed on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to represent the number of Pennsylvanians who died from gun violence last year. Read More

New grant ensures next round of Credible Messenger Reporting Project

August 13, 2021

The Independence Public Media Foundation announced $4 million in grants supporting community media-makers, journalism, film and digital equity projects, including $100,000 from its Community Voices Fund to refine and expand our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Project design and planning are underway now and we will post a call for applications very early in the new year for new work to be produced and distributed next spring. Read More

Weekly Briefing on Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

August 11, 2021

About five-to-ten percent of city blocks generate half to two-thirds of all serious reported crimes, such as gun violence. Two short documentaries produced with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project have premieres next week. The city will soon begin distributing funds to community groups addressing gun violence. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will host three roundtable discussions with young people impacted by gun violence. Philadelphia gun violence prevention activist Jamal Johnson is marching to Washington. Read More