Better Gun Violence Reporting

Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit

Shortly before the pandemic, we organized the inaugural Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit at WHYY in Philadlephia. Nearly 250 journalists, researchers, clinicians, officials and community representatives attended from across the nation.

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Reporting Resources

Gun violence and prevention news sites

Notable journalism projects

Covering mass shootings

We’re here to help journalists find a more diverse selection of expert sources,  identify evidence-based responses to violence, develop strategies for community engagement, find inspiring past reporting, critical data and whatever resources they need.

Best practices for reporting community gun violence

Through our research and community engagement, we strive to advance best practices to produce the most ethical and impactful reporting on community gun violence. Following the summit, we published our first draft: Reporting on community gun violence? Here’s what to do

Trauma and self-care for journalists reporting on gun violence

Reporting on traumatic events such as gun violence can present special challenges and responsibilities related to the well-being of journalists, the people we engage with and the audiences and communities we serve. Please take advantage of these and other resources from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma:

Harm reduction

Self-care

For editors

Gun violence prevention research institutions

Intervention programs

Advocacy groups


Please contact us if you spot any errors or omissions, or if you have any questions, concerns or recommendations.