Behind the scenes: Tyler Campbell on community reporting

Mike White, above, was photographed by Ronald Gray and interviewed by Tyler Campbell. Dana DiFilippo was the partnering professional journalist.

An interview “almost feels like an interrogation which is triggering for a lot of folks,” but “It allows you to open up when you’re talking to somebody who can relate to your experiences.”

Tyler Campbell

About: Community journalist Tyler Campbell planned, managed, reported and wrote “Humanity behind the headlines: Black men on surviving in Philly,” the latest work produced with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project.

ListenSammy Caiola, who recently joined WHYY in the new role of gun violence prevention reporter, interviewed Tyler. Here’s an excerpt:

Watch: You can also check out the complete interview on YouTube: Exploring “Humanity behind the Headlines: Black men on surviving in Philly” with Tyler Campbell

Tyler Campbell was the lead Credible Messenger community journalist behind this project. Photographer Ronald Gray was also a Credible Messenger community journalist. Dana DiFilippo was the partnering professional journalist. This report was first published at