Cheryl Thompson-Morton, Black Media Initiative Director for the Center for Community Media at the Craig Newmark School of Graduate Journalism, was the keynote speaker at our Better Gun Violence Reporting Workshop yesterday. Her talk was titled: Reimagining Gun Violence Reporting.
Ernest Owens, at right, is the president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, Editor at Large for Philadelphia Magazine and CEO of Ernest Media Empire, LLC. He hosted the event.
Nearly 60 Philadelphia TV news journalists, community leaders and other experts came together to imagine how we can lead the way in our city to advance the most ethical, empathetic and impactful reporting possible.
Featured presentations included:
Journalism and Trauma
Yvonne Latty, Temple University
Stories of Empathy and Love
Jos Duncan Asé, Love Now Media
Reclaiming the Narrative
Maxayn Gooden & Oronde McClain, The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting
Denise James, Love Now Media and Temple University (Moderator)
Gun Violence Prevention Resources
Workshop discussions, brainstorming, prototype development, pitches, voting and commitments were designed and facilitated by The Better Lab.
We will report back in greater detail during the coming days and weeks but for now you can get a first glance at the gathering by checking our hashtag: #BGVR22
We have added more photos from the closing night to the slide show from our recent Credible Messenger Film Festival, where we screened the first six short documentaries produced with our support. To see the slide show, learn more and find links to the film, visit: Credible Messenger Film Festival, 2022
Tashawn Strother, a community journalist from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project, hosts an audio documentary sharing her family’s journey after her son Walter Willis was shot and critically wounded on New Year’s Eve in 2019. Voices include our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard, who is also the trauma surgeon who cared for Walter – and Walter himself. [Behind the scenes interviews]
Inside the Credible Messenger Reporting Project
In this conversation, our Community Engagement Manager Maxayn Gooden interviews Ernest Owens about participating in our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. Ernest is the Editor-at-Large at Philadelphia Magazine and President of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.
Thanks to new and continuing funding from the Independence Public Media Foundation, the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting is now accepting applications for a third cohort in our: Credible Messenger Reporting Project
The Center hosts an interdisciplinary research collaborative that is exploring the intersection of gun violence, impacted communities and the media. Our Director or Research Dr. Jessica Beard presented our work last spring at the SAVIR conference in Washington. Dr. Jennifer Midberry presented at ICA in Paris. More info: Research at the Center
Better Gun Violence Reporting
What does the most ethical, impactful and empathetic reporting look like when covering community gun violence? Our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard participated in this media panel addressing the role and responsibilities of the media. Click to play now, read about the event at Billy Penn and feel free to embed this video from YouTube.