Credible Messenger Link-Up and Info Session: 05.06.23


  • Topic: The Credible Messenger Reporting Project
  • Organizer: The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting (PCGVR)
  • Host: IDEAL, Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University
  • Partner: The Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University
  • Supporter: IndependencePublicMediaFoundation


1 p.m. About the Credible Messenger Reporting Project
• Maxayn Gooden, Credible Messenger Community Manager, PCGVR
• Oronde McClain, Credible Messenger Newsroom Liaison, PCGVR
• Jim MacMillan, Director, PCGVR

1:30 p.m. So you have a journalism project? Here’s how to make it happen
• Beatrice Forman, Breaking News Reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer

2 p.m. Speed networking: Meet the rest of today’s attendees

2:30 p.m. Journalism and trauma: Special challenges and responsibilities when reporting on gun violence
• Prof. Yvonne Latty, Director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting

3 p.m. Closing comments and informal networking