Better Gun Violence Reporting: Lessons from the Ground in Philly (ONA23 panel resources)

Tyrique Glasgow, at right, CEO of the Young Chances Foundation in Philadelphia, shares community perspectives on gun violence news reporting during a collaborative panel presentation we organized for the national Online News Association Conference in Philadelphia.

Glasgow is seated next to our director of research and Stoneleigh Foundation fellow Dr. Jessica Beard as well a Temple University journalism Prof. Yvonne Latty, director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting and Mensah Dean, Philadelphia staff writer for The Trace. Moderator Sarah Glover, vice president of news & civic dialogue at WHYY in Philadelphia is standing at left.

The panel was titled Better Gun Violence Reporting: Lessons from the Ground in Philly and we have prepared a related resource page, including more information about each participant.

More than 80 conference attendees came to our panel while nearly 100 other conference attendees, local journalists, community leaders, researchers and supporters checked in for our Better Gun Violence Reporting Reception on the previous evening at Philadelphia’s historic Pen and Pencil press club.

More photos: Discussing gun violence, prevention and the role of the media, with the media.

Photographs by Kriston Jae Bethel.

Session info and resources

What if better gun violence reporting could actually prevent shootings, or at least minimize harm? How can we advance the most ethical, empathic and impactful reporting possible? Four organizations are focused on changing the practice of gun violence reporting in Philadelphia, where more than 14,000 people have been shot since 2015 while too much news coverage is still stuck in the 1960s, both here and nationwide. We will discuss the community- centered approach taken at the Logan Center at Temple University, new research and emerging best practices from the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting, applying national expertise locally at The Trace and the gun violence prevention reporting approach at WHYY News. One of Philadelphia’s most prominent gun violence prevention leaders has been a critical partner in this work and will join the conversation.

Friday, August 25, 2023
The 2023 Online News Association Conference (#ONA23)
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown



Dr. Jessica Beard

Director of Research, Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting
Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow
Trauma Surgeon, Temple University Hospital

@JessicaHBeard | @PCGVR |

Changing the Narrative on Gun Violence Reporting in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting

Yvonne Latty

Director, Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University
Professor, Department ofJournalism, Temple University

@YvonneLatty | @TULoganCenter |

Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting: Gun Violence
Yvonne Latty: I teach. I write. I produce.