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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. Stay tuned in 2024 as we premiere our new documentary, plan a national conference, expand our research, formalize our network and keep growing our team, reach and impact.

Above: Our interdisciplinary research collaborative met at Temple’s Katz School of Medicine.

Our first study was published“Like I’m a nobody:” firearm-injured peoples’ perspectives on news media reporting about firearm violence was led by our director of research Dr. Jessica Beard, who discussed it with NPR’s Consider ThisBilly Penn and the Philadelphia Citizen. Arnold Ventures vice president for criminal justice Walter Katz introduced the study at the Crime Coverage Summit organized by the National Press Foundation and Radio Television Digital News Association. Dr. Beard and PCGVR director Jim MacMillan appeared on FOX 29’s Save Our Streets: A Year of Hope.

Staffers Oronde McClain and Maxayn Gooden took part in a session addressing harmful gun violence reporting at the Klein News Innovation Camp at Temple University, with our journalism education advisor Prof. Yvonne Latty. Oronde also attended a Hybrid Gun Violence Conference in northwest Philadelphia. Maxayn Zoomed into a gun violence reporting class at Emerson College with Jim and our journalism research advisor Dr. Jennifer Midberry of Lehigh University.

Our partners at The Better Lab shared the human-centered design methods they used to develop and facilitate our Better Gun Violence Reporting Workshop a few months earlier.

Above: Our Center was recognized as “Nontraditional News Provider of the Year” in the 2023 Philly News Awards. Credible Messenger community journalists P.O.C. and Kim Kamara picked up the plaque.

Our director of research Dr. Jessica Beard discussed our new study on a panel with the staff of The Trace during a conference organized by The New York Amsterdam News. We posted a series of quotes from our research in which gun violence survivors described harmful effects of news media. To bring their words to life while protecting their anonymity, we also created a video with dramatic readings by other Philadelphians who have been personally impacted by gun violence.

The Trace announced their new Local Reporting Initiative, including a dedicated home for coverage from Chicago and Philadelphia and a new newsletter covering just Philadelphia. The Trace also reported on our research and the Nieman Lab noted us in their look at The Trace.

Penn Nursing professor Dr. Sara Jacoby, one of the authors on our recent study, spoke on “Structural determinants of (unequal) exposure to injury and violence,” at the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Penn.

We were excited to share the first piece from 2023’s cohort in our Credible Messenger Reporting Project, by LuQman Abdullah for The Philadelphia Citizen: How to end our culture of gun violence.

Above: Several of our staffers and one of our key partners took part in a webinar hosted by the Full Frame Initiative. Clockwise from top left, PCGVR newsroom liaison Oronde McClain, PCGVR director Jim MacMillan, Tanya Tucker of Full Frame, an ASL interpreter, PCGVR community manager Maxayn Gooden and Cheryl Thompson-Morton of the Newmark Journalism School at CUNY and the Poynter Institute.

Our director of research Dr. Jessica Beard was recognized by Philadelphia Magazine among 6 Philadelphians With Promising Approaches to Gun Violence Prevention. Dr. Beard also presented during a Stoneleigh Foundation convening on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Epidemic. And Temple News opinion editor Sarah Frasca interviewed Dr. Beard for a commentary on crime reporting.

Our community manager Maxayn Gooden was featured in a report from WHYY Gun Violence Prevention Reporter Sam Searles. Our newsroom liaison Oronde McClain shared his experience as a gun violence survivor in an article published in Le Temps, the Swiss French-language newspaper in Geneva.

Several of us were invited to participate in a webinar with University of Colorado Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative. Our team also joined a special edition of Street Talk with Loraine Ballard Morrill on Power 99 and WDAS FM to discuss the impact of media coverage of violence.

PCGVR director Jim MacMillan joined Cherri Gregg of WHYY and Mensah Dean from The Trace at American University in Washington for a panel at the first convening of the new Law & Justice Journalism Project. We hosted our first off-the-record networking session for journalists reporting on gun violence in Philadelphia. And The Philadelphia Citizen published the second commentary in a series by PCGVR Credible Messenger Reporting Project community journalist LuQman Abdullah.

Above: Our journalism research advisor Prof. Jennifer Midberry of Lehigh University discussed research projects affiliated with our Center during at lecture at Temple University’s Klein College. By then we had eight studies published or in progress, involving 14 authors and 12 paid research assistants at seven universities.

We were delighted to report that the Stoneleigh Foundation would be providing additional support to keep our Credible Messenger Newsroom Liaison Oronde McClain on the job with us for at least another year. Oronde had been in contact with someone in every major Philadelphia newsroom during his first year.

Next, the Stoneleigh Foundation announced that four of their new Emerging Leader Fellowships would focus on Addressing Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Epidemic, including support for one fellow to lead our new project on Centering the Voices of Firearm Survivors in Media.

Our director of research Dr. Jessica Beard was invited back for her second visit with Nick Taliaferro and his Evening WURDs program on WURD Radio. (Segment begins at 27:45.)

We offered to pay for a team from every Philadelphia TV news organization to attend Transforming Crime Reporting Into Public Safety Journalism, a 24-week online seminar from the Poynter Institute that our team had attended the year before. A team from one station signed up and attended.

We shared the latest production from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Credible Messenger community journalist Ikey Raw and professional partner Yvonne Latty reported on the unsolved murder of Ojanae Thompson.

Above: More than 40 people attended our first Credible Messenger Link-Up and Info Session, hosted by PCGVR staffers Maxayn Gooden and Oronde McClain, both seen in the top photo. We gathered at the new space provided by IDEAL: Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University.

PBS Vitals produced a brilliant explainer on how to address gun violence as a public health issue, featuring our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard, our research partner Dr. Sara Jacoby and Philadelphia gun violence prevention community superhero Zarinah Lomax. Dr. Beard was also interviewed by Undark Magazine on “Why Some Mass Shootings — And Their Victims — Go Uncounted.”

Our Credible Messenger Newsroom Liaison and gun violence survivor Oronde McClain took part in a panel at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco, titled: “The Intersection of Gun Violence, Race, and Mental Health in the US: An Overview of the Problem and Strategies for Harm Reduction for Psychiatrists.”

Prof. Jennifer Midberry of Lehigh University, who leads journalism research in our collaborative, presented our latest study in Toronto at the International Communications Association Conference, where 2,000 scholars gathered to keep up on the latest advances in their field. Last year, Jennifer presented our first study at the ICA conference in Paris.

Another study from our research collaborative was awarded first place in the Broadcast and Mobile Journalism Division’s Faculty Paper Competition and accepted for presentation at the conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: “Broadcasting solutions: A textual analysis of Philadelphia local television news coverage of remedies for gun violence” looks into extensive data gathered by our Center. Authors Jennifer Midberry and Patrick Walters are both former Philadelphia journalists who earned their PhDs at Temple’s Klein College in recent years.

Our team took part in the second cohort of “Transforming Crime Reporting Into Public Safety Journalism” with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Gun violence survivor and anti-violence advocate LuQman Abdullah and Philadelphia Citizen special projects director Jessica Blatt Press published the third and final commentary from their collaboration supported by our Credible Messenger Reporting Project.

After launching at the height of the pandemic and working virtually at first, our core staff stood together in person for just the second time when we attended at the Mothers in Charge 20th Anniversary Gala.

Above: Several of us took part in a webinar with the Law and Justice Journalism Project. Clockwise from top left: PCGVR community manager Maxayn Gooden, research director Dr. Jessica Beard, LJJP founder Jessica Brand and PCGVR director Jim MacMillan.

Our Credible Messenger Community Manager Maxayn Gooden visited the new House of the Living memorial in Elkins Park honoring victims of gun violence and developed by Swarthmore College students and faculty members. Her son Jahsun is remembered among the etched glass images of those lost.

Maxayn also participated in a symposium titled “Gun Violence: Impacts and Solutions from a Maternal and Child Health Perspective” organized by the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.

We felt honored to find our Center at the top of a list of resources for journalists in a new article from the Association of Health Care Journalists, titled.

PCGVR director Jim MacMillan attended the first in-person convening of the Crime Trends Working Group organized by the Council on Criminal Justice in Washington.

Our Credible Messenger Newsroom Liaison Oronde McClain was invited join a panel called “Covering Gun Violence Ethically, Legally, and Professionally,” along with our partner Prof. Yvonne Latty from Temple’s Logan Center, who was named this year’s recipient of AEJMC’s Gene Burd Award for Excellence in Urban Journalism.

Above: We gathered at Temple University for our Second Annual Credible Messenger Film Festival.

Once again, our free Credible Messenger Film Festival was hosted by our community engagement manager Maxayn Gooden and newsroom liaison Oronde McClain. This time we screened several short documentaries from some of our favorite partnering organizations, each followed by panel discussions including some of the producers, participants and other media experts. We are grateful to the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting and Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University for hosting this event.

We added LinkedInThreads and Mastodon to our social media menu as activity on Twitter declined.

We had an incredible August at PCGVR, making the case for better gun violence reporting on panels at three national conference, culminating with our panel during the Online News Association (ONA) Conference convened here in Philadelphia, seen above.

PCGVR director of research Dr. Jessica Beard and took part in the panel we collaborated to produce for the Online News Association Conference. On the evening before, nearly 100 ONA attendees, local journalists, community leaders, researchers and supporters checked in for our Better Gun Violence Reporting Reception at the Pen and Pencil Club, our city’s historic press club.

Our month started with PCGVR director Jim MacMillan invited to join a panel with the Law and Justice Journalism Project at the National Association of Black Journalists’ conference in Birmingham, Alabama. WHYY’s Cherri Gregg moderated.

Next, our team was represented on two panels at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference in Washington. Our Credible Messenger Newsroom Liaison Oronde McClain took part in one session and two of our key research partners took part in another.

Finally, the It’s All Journalism podcast, interviewed Dr. Jessica Beard on: How media reporting on firearm violence does more harm than good.

Above: Staffers from the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting were invited to discuss Reporting Gun Violence: Media, Ethics and Community Intervention at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, thanks to an invitation from the Center for Media at Risk and the SAFELab at the Annenberg School for Communication. Photographs by Kyle Cassidy: Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

We Zoomed into 27 US newsrooms across the US to share our work, thanks to the Poynter Institute. Our frontline staffers visited local newsrooms and were featured in special reports on FOX29 and NBC10 TV in Philadelphia.

PCGVR intern Dashawn Walker and staffers Maxayn Gooden and Oronde McClain were each recognized with Next Generation Awards from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

PCGVR director or research Dr. Jessica Beard was quoted from one of our webinars for a new Billy Penn report on the perception of crime in Philadelphia.

PCGVR founder and director Jim MacMillan was invited to the University of Scranton to discuss “Gun violence, prevention and the role of the media” during a World Affairs Luncheon organized by The Schemel Forum for Cultural Enrichment and Education in the Community.

Jim also joined the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University as assistant director, accelerating an already powerful partnership between the two Centers.

Above: PCGVR Credible Messenger Community Manager Maxayn Gooden, at right, speaks with Clementina Chery of Boston’s Louis D. Brown Peace Institute at Harvard University

We presented our work in person at the The Harvard Radcliffe Institute, at the new Institute for Storycraft and Information Gathering at Tufts University and to students at Washington and Lee University.

Our director of research Dr. Jessica Beard was recognized with the Pina Templeton Injury Prevention Award by the American Trauma Society and the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation for her presentation on our work, and both Jessica and PCGVR founder Jim MacMillan were named among Philadelphia Magazine’s 150 Most Influential Philadelphians.

PCGVR journalism research advisor Dr. Jennifer Midberry of Lehigh University discussed research conducted by partners in our multidisciplinary collaborative on a panel at the Guggenheim Symposium on Crime In America hosted by the Center for Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

PCGVR newsroom Liaison Oronde McClain was awarded an Emerging Leader Fellowship with the Stoneleigh Foundation and our center was awarded our first grant from the William Penn Foundation.

PCGVR community manager Maxayn Gooden and director Jim MacMillan attended the opening of the House of the Living memorial to those lost to gun violence.

Above: PCGVR Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard, top right, speaks with Penn Nursing Prof. Sara Jacoby during a meeting of our interdisciplinary research collaborative last year at Temple University’s Katz School of Medicine. PCGVR Journalism Research Advisor Prof. Jennifer Midberry of Lehigh University is at top, left. Photograph for PCGVR by Kriston Jae Bethel.

PCGVR Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard was awarded a two-year, $450,000 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to lead more advanced research “Examining Racial and Spatial Disparities in Harmful News Media Reporting on Community Firearm Violence” in her role at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

We convened our first Gun Violence Prevention Reporter Certification Workshop at the Cope House at the Awbury Arboretum in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia. Twenty-five journalists and 15 community-based gun violence prevention experts participated, including journalists from four other cities and two national news organizations.

We posted several new projects produced with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project: Philly TruceSitting on the Steps, and The Life of Marcus Yates.

Above: Our team took part in a media panel at the National Gun Violence Prevention Summit at the Center for American Progress in Washington. From left are: moderator Jennifer Mascia of The Trace, Ben Conarck of The Baltimore Banner, PCGVR newsroom liaison and Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader fellow Oronde McClain and PCGVR founder and director Jim MacMillan.

Our research director Dr. Jessica Beard was interviewed by WHYY about her new NIH grant. Dr. Beard was also recognized among top leaders and programs “Expanding Your Possibilities” at Temple Health for her research conducted in collaboration with PCGVR, visited the Love & Life program on WURD Radio and was invited to participate in a new webinar.

Our team was invited to screen The Second Trauma, our new documentary produced in collaboration with the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University, and convene a companion panel at 2024 Crime Coverage Summit organized by RTDNA, NPF and Arnold Ventures.


We partnered with dozens of organizations in 2023, sometimes virtually but more often in person, to share our work and learn from each other how best to advance more empathetic, ethical and impactful reporting on gun violence and prevention.

During 2023, our team visited with:

• The Center for Media and Risk and SAFELab at the University of Pennsylvania • Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute • The National Association of Black Journalists • Poynter Institute for Media Studies • The Online News Association • The Law & Justice Journalism Project • The New York Amsterdam News • Report for America • The Center for American Progress • The Stoneleigh Foundation • The Institute for Storycraft and Information Gathering at Tufts University • The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication • The Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting • The Guggenheim Symposium on Crime In America • The International Communications Association • Mothers in Charge • The Schemel Forum at the University of Scranton • Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation • The American Psychiatric Association • University of California San Francisco • The Council on Criminal Justice • Washington and Lee University • Medical College of Wisconsin • FOX 29 News Philadelphia • The University of Colorado • The Ohio State University • The Philadelphia Inquirer • The House of the Living • The Full Frame Initiative • Swarthmore College • NBC10 Philadelphia • Temple University • Emerson College • WURD Radio • WHYY News • The Trace • Power 99 & WDAS

We are proud of our progress and excited to contribute significantly to addressing Philadelphia’s gun violence crisis while shaping journalism practices along the way. But we need your help.


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• The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
• The Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation
• Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri
• Philadelphia Office of Violence Prevention
• The Barra Foundation Directors Grant Program

In-kind contributors
• Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists
• Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri
• Mothers in Charge
• AH Datalytics
• Action Tank
• The Scattergood Foundation
• Resolve Philly
• Fels Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

Community Partners
• Mothers in Charge
• YEAH Philly
• Zero Homicides Now
• Need in Deed

Media Partners
• WHYY & Billy Penn
• The Trace & Up the Block
• Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists
• 5 Shorts Project
• Kouvenda Media
• Seeking Solutions: Gun Violence in Missouri
• Philadelphia Obituary Project
• Resolve Philly, Broke in Philly, The Toll and the Germantown Info Hub
• WURD Radio
• Columbia Journalism Review
• The Student Vanguard at Community College of Philadelphia
• Revive Radio

Summit partner institutions
• Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri
• Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma as Columbia University
• The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
• The Trace
• The Guardian: Guns and Lies
• Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention
• Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions
• Guns & America, WAMU
• Mothers in Charge

Credible Messenger Reports
• They Don’t Care About Us – or Do They?
• Stronger Every Day: Healing After Gun Violence
• These Philly Gun Violence Activists Are Not Giving Up On Saving Lives
• Humanity behind the headlines: Black men on surviving in Philly
• Never Ending Emotions
• The Lasting Impact: The emotional scars that gun violence leaves behind
• The Path Forward
• Numb to Normalcy: Gun Violence in America
• Voices Beyond the Gunfire


01.18.24: ‘Gun Violence Is A Human Story’: Advocates Appeal For Empathetic Reporting [National Press Foundation]

12.17.24: The Public Health Crisis of Gun Violence [CeaseFirePA]

12.06.23: Temple Health trauma surgeon receives federal grant to study media coverage of gun violence [WHYY]

11.28.23: NIH Grant Led by Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Dr. Jessica Beard Will Examine Racial and Spatial Disparities in Harmful News Media Reporting on Community Firearm Violence [Temple Health]

11.07.23: Children who survive shootings endure huge health obstacles and costs [CNN]

10.29.23: The 150 Most Influential Philadelphians [Philadelphia Magazine via @PCGVR]

10.26.23: TNGV convenes accelerator workshop at Harvard Radcliffe Institute [elab.emerson.edu]

10.23.23: When Gun Violence Is in the News: Reporting on Tragedy, Mass Violence, and Police Shootings [John Jay College via YouTube] (PCGVR segment begins at 10:00.)

10.04.23: Announcing Our 2023-2025 Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellows [Stoneleigh Foundation]

09.24.23: Save Our Streets: The Survivors [FOX 29]

09.10.23: Amid gun violence crisis, Philadelphia may be safer than people think [Billy Penn]

09.06.23: Philly gun violence survivor overcomes his trauma, uplifts other victims [NBC10]

08.25.23: Meet the new winners of the Lenfest Next Generation Award [The Lenfest Institute]

08.03.23: How media reporting on firearm violence does more harm than good [It’s All Journalism]

06.19.23: Why Some Mass Shootings — And Their Victims — Go Uncounted [The Good Men Project]

06.13.23: Understanding the ‘public health’ approach is first step in effective reporting on firearm violence [Association of Health Care Journalists]

05.25.23: Curbing Gun Violence With a Public Health Approach [PBS VItals]

05.17.23: Why Some Mass Shootings — And Their Victims — Go Uncounted [Undark]

04.12.23: Evening WURDS: interview with our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard [WURD Radio via Facebook] (Segment begins at 30:00.)

04.03.23: Reframing Gun Violence: Wellbeing & Narrative Shift [Full Frame Initiative]

03.15.21: Changing the Narrative on Gun Violence Reporting in Philadelphia [CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative]

03.01.23: True Believers [Philadelphia Magazine]

02.28.23: From Sorrow to Solutions – Virtual Convening [New York Amsterdam News]

02.23.23: These Philadelphia Researchers Want Journalists to Tell Better Stories About Gun Violence [The Trace]

01.29.23: Changing the Way Media Reports on Gun Violence [Consider This on NPR] (Segment begins at 4:05.)

01.17.23: A new gun violence narrative [The Philadelphia Citizen]

01.10.23: ‘Like I’m a nobody’: Breaking news coverage of shootings is dehumanizing and delays progress, per new Temple study [Billy Penn]

01.09.23: Evening WURDS: interview with our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard [WURD Radio via Facebook] (Segment begins at 27:45.)

01.05.23: Save Our Streets: A Year of Hope [FOX 29] (Segment begins at 16:14.)

12.15.22: Credible Messenger Reporting Project uses art to shed light on gun violence in Philadelphia [FOX 29]

12.11.22: Addressing Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Epidemic [The Stoneleigh Foundation via YouTube]

12.07.22: Understanding American Gun Violence Part 2: How to solve the American gun epidemic [Temple Now]

12.07.22: Understanding American Gun Violence Part 1: The evolution of America’s relationship with firearms [Temple Now]

11.30.22: Gun Violence Reporting with Dr. Jessica Beard [Trauma Code]

11.28.22: Can journalism that centers community help stop shootings? PCGVR is betting on it [Billy Penn]

11.09.22: More meaningful coverage of firearm violence requires ‘radical empathy [Association of Health Care Journalists]

11.09.22: BAND-AID on a Bullet Wound [SoundCloud]

10.31.22: Fall summit speaker Jessica Beard targets more empathetic, ethical coverage of gun violence [Association of Health Care Journalists]

10.17.22: Changing the Way We Talk About Gun Violence [Temple University Faculty Herald]

10.05.22: How local news can help heal Philly’s gun violence crisis without harming communities [Billy Penn]

08.17.22: I was shot in the head as a child. It took 20 years, and other survivors, to heal [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

07.02.22: Why it’s time to rethink the ‘last place you’d expect a shooting’ narrative [All Things Considered]

06.15.22: STRONGER EVERY DAY [The Philadelphia Citizen]

06.06.22: At least 13 killed, dozens wounded in weekend mass shootings across U.S.: “Horrendous and unthinkable” [CBS Evening News]

06.04.22: Jim MacMillan Discusses Gun Violence Reporting [The Healthcare Policy Podcast]

05.26.22: ‘Love them, lead them’: Advocates say parents play a major role in stopping youth gun violence [WHYY]

04.18.22: Philadelphia’s ‘Devastating’ Surge in Gun Violence [The Trace]

04.19.22: Frequency of mass shootings in Philadelphia increased after start of COVID-19 pandemic [Philly Voice]

02.24.22: Humanity behind the headlines: Black men on surviving in Philly [WHYY]

01.19.22: Preventing Gun Violence Through Better Reporting [Philadelphia Ethical Society]

04.14.22: How The Trace Changed Reporting on Guns in America [Arnold Ventures]

04.13.22: Fewer police stats, more community engagement sought at Philly gun violence briefings [WHYY]

04.02.22: Stop doing ‘breaking news’ for more accurate gun violence coverage, panel says [Billy Penn]

12.08.21: Inquirer LIVE Health Report: Gun violence is soaring in Philadelphia [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

09.21.21: Flashpoint: Community relations and trust in media [KYW Newsradio]

09.08.21: Temple trauma surgeon earns fellowship aimed at curbing gun violence [Temple Now]

08.26.21: New Media Partnership [The Student Vanguard]

08.17.21: ‘Some of these killings are for the dumbest reasons’: What’s driving Philly’s bloody summer? [Pennsylvania Capital-Star]

07.29.21: Gun violence and community trauma in the Covid-19 pandemic [WHYY]

07.28.21: Dr. Jessica H. Beard – Trauma Surgeon, Changing the Narrative on Gun Violence [Narratives of North Broad Podcast]

07.26.21: Addressing Philadelphia’s gun violence crisis [Al Día News]


07.13.21: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis in Phila. – Jul 15 [PHENND]

06.03.21: Power moves: New appointments at Equal Measure, PCGVR, Reinvestment Fund, Inspira Health and Bestwork [Generocity]

06.02.21: Dr. Jessica H. Beard Named Stoneleigh Fellow and Philadelphia Center For Gun Violence Reporting‘s Director Of Research [The Stoneleigh Foundation]

06.02.21: Hidden Costs: Gun Violence, The Healthcare Aftermath, and Who Pays? [Love Now Media]

04.15.21: A Mass Shooting? Depends on the Source [Inside Sources]

04.06.21: Gun Violence News Summit [Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma]

03.30.21: 17 shot during weekend violence in Philadelphia; gun violence prevention organization works for change [6ABC]

03.28.21: Flashpoint: Responding to gun violence – more police and transparency [KYW Newsradio]

03.24.21: US saw estimated 4,000 extra murders in 2020 amid surge in daily gun violence [The Guardian]

03.18.21: Mayor Kenney’s new gun briefings must be more than police press conferences | Opinion [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

02.12.21: New Study Suggests Connection Between COVID-19 Shutdowns and Gun Violence in Philadelphia [Temple Update]

02.12.21: COVID-19 Containment Measures Linked to Increase in Firearm Violence [Columbia Public Health]

02.11.21: Temple study finds link between Philadelphia’s COVID lockdowns, rising gun violence [6ABC]

02.11.21: Where Shootings Doubled Post-Lockdown [The Trace]

02.11.21: ‘This is unprecedented’: Study finds link between COVID lockdowns and shootings in Philly [WHYY]

02.08.21: ‘Living in a warzone’: Philadelphians petition mayor to address resolution on gun violence [The Daily Pennsylvanian]

12.07.20: Reporting on gun violence needs the help of credible messengers, says PCGVR’s Jim MacMillan [Generocity]

10.28.20: When Does Murder Make The News? It Depends On The Victim’s Race [The Marshall Project]

10.28.20: What data can and can’t tell us about shooting deaths in Philadelphia [Technically Philly]

09.01.20: Can Community Journalists Disrupt Gun Violence in Philadelphia? [Nonprofit Quarterly]

08.24.20: Member Spotlight: Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting [CultureWorks]

08.04.20: Creating a new Center for Gun Violence Reporting in Philadelphia [PCGVR]

01.20.20: Leadership Profile of Jim MacMillan [Social Innovations Journal]

12.03.19: Former Temple administrator creates tool to track gun violence [The Temple News]

11.22.19: What Journalists Can Do To Report More Effectively — and Compassionately — on Gun Violence [Nieman Reports]

11.20.19: A mom complains about gun violence stories. Philly journalists respond with resources [Reynolds Journalism Institute]

11.20.19: Temple doctor working to change how mass shootings are perceived in urban areas [KYW Newsradio]

11.12.19: Bias, Sensationalism Distort Media Coverage of Gun Violence, Conference Told [The Crime Report]

10.28.20: What data can and can’t tell us about shooting deaths in Philadelphia [Technically Philly]

10.20.20: Study: Media’s Reporting on Gun Violence Does Not Reflect Reality [Penn Medicine News]

10.04.20: Making the news: Victim characteristics associated with media reporting on firearm injury [National Library of Medicine]

10.20.19: Can reporters prevent gun violence? This Philadelphia journalist wants to find out [Pennsylvania Capital-Star]

09.07.19: Why is gun violence in Philly ‘exploding’ when solutions exist? [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

07.22.19: Recap: Community Discussion on Media Coverage of Gun Violence in Germantown [Medium]

07.15.19: Germantown Solutions: Jim MacMillan on Gun Violence Coverage [Germantown Info Hub]

04.23.19: Trauma doctors treat mass gun violence in Philly [The Temple News]

04.15.19: Hospitals see Phila. version of violence [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

04.15.19: Gun violence in Philly: ‘An everyday mass shooting,’ Temple study finds [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

04.10.19: Philly sees the equivalent of a mass shooting every 3 months [Billy Penn]

04.02.19: This journalist will spend a year creating guidelines for America’s gun violence reporting [Billy Penn]

08.03.18: To understand Philly’s gun violence crisis, in-depth reporting is needed | Opinion [The Philadelphia Inquirer]


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